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Ripples
10-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Alright, so I don't have a lot of money to spend on Christmas this year, so I have decided that I will possibly knit somthing for some of the people on my list. I have ideas for most of the people on my list. The only person I'm having trouble with is one of my teenage guy friends. What should I knit for him? He likes soccer, and singing, and acting. I just need some ideas of what teenage boys like.

Thanks,
Ripples

Jan in CA
10-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Young guys are particularly hard. They want to look cool and things like an iPod cozy may or may not be cool. Do you live in a cold climate? A scarf or hat can be used by anyone. If you give us some detail like that we can probably come up with patterns a little easier.

BTW....welcome to Knitting Help!

Ripples
10-01-2009, 09:22 PM
I live in Minnesota in the USA, so yes, It does get pretty cold here in the winter. He really isn't a normal sort of boy. He does liston to music and such, but he does not have an i-pod or and music player. He doesn't have a cell phone ether. But I do know that he is a soccer nut, and anything that has to do with soccer he'd more then likely think is cool.

etoilechaude
10-02-2009, 12:23 AM
Knit caps are really popular right now, perhaps one that has a brim even? (I know I saw a pattern out there somewhere... just can't remember where...) You could possibly make one that had a soccer ball kind of pattern... but... that might a little too over the top even for a soccer loving teen ;o)

I would personally go with a beige/grey/brown/black knit hat. Something simple and ribbed.

Mirl56
10-02-2009, 07:24 AM
Maybe a hackeysack ball? Or make 3 and call them juggling balls:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/catch/catch.html
http://shazzaspatterns.blogspot.com/2005/11/hackey-sacks.html
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinder.fcgi?language=&store=%2Fstores%2Flionbrand&search=1&searchText=juggling+ball

WandaT
10-02-2009, 07:36 AM
I was going to suggest a beanie hat. Most guys like hats - especially living in a cold climate.

globaltraveler
10-02-2009, 09:20 AM
I'm making a We Call Them Pirates (http://www.helloyarn.com/wecallthempirates.htm) for the teenage guy on the list this year...if I ever get my act together, anyway.

thecatsmother
10-02-2009, 09:26 AM
You could do a hat in the colours of his favourite soccer team and add a scarf to match.

Ripples
10-22-2009, 09:01 PM
Thanks guys. This helps. :)