Minero by Thea Colman


December 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern on larger needles, based on final fabric
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
16.5(19.25, 22)"/42(49, 56)cm around head, 7.75(9, 9)"/19.75(22.75,22.75)cm deep.
This pattern is available for $6.50 USD buy it now

Minero is one of two YOTH hats I designed for quick gift knitting this December, and I think they make a great pair - so if you would like both of them - Minero and Coralillo, the code GIFTHATS2 will get you the two PDFs for $10.

Minero is a beautifully distinct cabled hat, featuring slipped stitches and linear cables that lend themselves to some gorgeous crown detail at top. The texture of a little garter and the depth of an few slipped stitches really contrast against the purls and lines of the larger cables.

I worked the hat in a single skein of YOTH Father (in Olive). It’s a squishy, heavy worsted weight Rambouillet yarn that’s soft and round and just loves a cable.

I think Minero works as a unisex accessory for adults or bigger kids, and is beautiful with or without a pom. You can see in the photos that Misa’s husband Kelly looks great in it, and so does her daughter Lydia - although everyone was a little punchy by the time various family members began stealing hats and posing, so pardon all the goofiness! I actually like how Lydia wore the medium sized hat a little big on her head, and the crown made a cool shape….

And if you are in the mood, there’s a YOTH Get Your Gift On KAL in the YOTH Rav group here: