Hey everyone, I've just started crocheting and knitting, and I'm making all my younger cousins handmade gifts this year, like scarves, fingerless mittens, hats, etc, but I'm stuck on what to make my 13 yr cousin Mike. I dont want to make him something boring and I also want to make him something he will actually want to wear, but since he lives somewhere warm, he doesnt need hats or mittens. Any ideas? thanks!
You might try wandering through the following site for ideas ( http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com )
I found these that might work well for a boy living in a warm climate.
I made my son one of the hacky sacks and ended up with requests for more.
or maybe a beanie hat
Well, those are a few that all came from the Crochet Pattern Central under Free Crochet Pattern Directory link. Hope this helps. Happy stitching for your holiday season.
Thank you so much! i think im going to make him one of those sports beanies. I'll try and post a picture when im finished.
You are most welcome. I liked that pattern too.
hello from Romania
Hi, For many years I have made Hacky Sacks for my grandkids. Every year I got requests for more and I made so many they were able to give them to their friend. They like the ones made from embroidery thread the best. I guess they soften up more quickly. One piece of advice is to make a lining out of old knee highs. I put about 1/3 cup of plastic pellets in the toe and tie a knot to make a nylon ball. Then the next one had a knot at both top and bottom, I can get about 4 of these little balls out of one knee high. Then when I get to about 2/3 of the way up the Hacky Sack I put the nylon ball into it and continue to crocht the rest of the way around the ball. It is a little bit akward but is really not that difficult. This kept the pellets from coming out when the Hacky Sack loosened up and got just right. The kids loved them! Nancy