Sunday, October 31, 2010

Curtis and Struan!

Celebrations galore. My wee nephew celebrated his birthday on Friday. I can't believe he is (((((15))))) and he's not wee anymore. Standing at 6 ft 1" tall and built like a bean pole, will he ever stop growing? I can remember the first time I met him, he was lying on the fluffy rug in the living room and had jet black hair. My brothers and I just stood looking in awe, too scared to touch him as he looked so small.  It's funny how that image and happy memory is still so clear today. It actually feels like yesterday.  Anyway enough of the slushiness now to some pictures =D.

I was really at a loss as to what to make for my nephews birthday. Until his mum pitched in and told me he wanted a hat. I sent her 4 images of different kinds of hats. Beanies, Chullos, Caps and he chose this one

Design: Struan by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Aran
Size Knitted 22"
This pattern was truly a dream to knit. The instructions are so clear, and it knitted up in no time. I, however, feel a tad silly now as I hesitated in finishing it for a day. I was worrying over the peak part and thought I would make a mess of it.   I think I just need to have a bit more faith in my knitting and sewing ability. Lol! Then I worried that my nephew might not like it, however after seeing this photo I think we can safely say Curtis loves his Struan hat!

Happy Birthday, Wee Nephew! Love Aunt Shirley x


  1. Very nice hat, Shirley! I think you're was the perfect gift for your nephew!

  2. What a great hat! I love the cables, and he looks very pleased with it.


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