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A Hat for Mr. Brady

Wednesday, 7 July, 2010

Something I made and something my sister made have joined forces in a cataclysmic explosion of cute.

Sadly, I can only take credit for the hat. The boy is all my sister’s doing.

This is my nephew, Brady. He’s two, and his favorite thing in the whole world is going to Home Depot to look at lawn mowers. He lives far away in Wisconsin, which I think is a shame because his parents deny him daily exposure to my charm, sparkling wit and potty mouth. I would totally make up for that last one with lots of free babysitting, which apparently isn’t good enough because he still remains 1500 miles away.

If we’re being truthful here, I am a sucky aunt because this is the first thing I’ve ever knit for him. And making him a hat wasn’t my idea, my sister asked. Sorry, sis. Please don’t take it personally.

Since I can’t do things like a normal person I modified the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood instead of finding a toddler hat pattern. I made it a little big so hopefully it will fit him for more than one season. The yarn is Valley Yarns Goshen, a wonderfully soft cotton/rayon/silk blend in Black and Silver Lake.

A big thank you to my sister for taking the photographs. She’s pregnant again and has wised up with this one and two minutes after telling me the fantastic news handed me some yarn to make a hat for the baby. Smart move.

HelloKnitty’s Hat for Brady – Ravelry Link

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Aunt Judi permalink
    Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 9:44 am

    Em, I’ve so missed this. Adorable cap for Brady. Good news. she’s expecting again. You’re a great Auntie!!!

  2. Big Sis permalink
    Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 11:27 am

    Was it two min? i was thinking it was immediately after telling you:) Love this post, i’ll have to print it off for B’s Baby book! Miss ya!!!

  3. liz permalink
    Wednesday, 7 July, 2010 4:01 pm

    That is one cataclysmic explosion of cute, alright! πŸ™‚ Congrats to your sister (and your fam) on the new little one on the way.

    Funnily enough, I think my nieces & nephew could do with more exposure to me as well. Sadly, they all live in other states too. 😦 But I got to see Emma, the youngest this weekend & I think(fingers crossed) that I’m her favorite Auntie. I should be – I give the best presents to ensure it!

  4. Sue permalink
    Thursday, 8 July, 2010 7:26 pm

    So glad you are back, I have been checking in once and a while and as much as I love the Tea Leaves, I was about ready to give up on you.
    Both you and your sis did good work!

  5. Mom permalink
    Friday, 9 July, 2010 4:16 am

    Love this cute post!

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