The stashbusting Minno Hat is ready!

By Megan Goodacre

The stashbusting Minno Hat is ready!

There has been a lot of cardigan action around here. But every once in a while, you just want to sit down in front of a movie, and feel like you're going to finish something.

And with the holidays creeping up on us (how do that do that every year?) we're all starting to think about quick little accessories that will fit anyone and can be made from the yarn we already have.

And so, I introduce the Minno Hat. A quick little knit that will either bust your stash, or give you an excuse to buy 6 different colours of Quince & Co Chickadee. I haven't done the math yet, but I think that you could get 4 hats, in different colour arrangements, out of the 6 skeins. So fun.

I tested the Minno on my most eagle-eyed focus group (ie, my oldest son). 12-year old boys are very particular about what they wear, very brand aware, but even he conceded that he would wear this snowboarding as long as the dots were toned down and there wasn't any pink.

And the adult size M fit him perfectly. My 9-year old son will wear anything (literally) on his head and didn't even notice when I tried it on him, but it fit his head too. Chickadee is nice and springy.

ps. Why "Minno"? Well, with a bazillion patterns on Ravelry, it's really hard to come up with a name that hasn't already been used.

So I've started using words from other languages (like Arbois, a wine appelation in France) or just making up words, like Arimono. Minno because it sounds sweet and makes me think of minnow with makes me think of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and is a little like the French word mignon which means cute.