Learn to create a gloriously textured hat with this mix of stitch patterns. Cosy and fun, this hat is perfect for both men and women.
Dorcha Hat

What's covered in this workshop?

This Teachable course goes hand-in-hand with the included written Dorcha Hat knitting pattern so you'll never be left wondering how to approach a section.

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Magic Loop Technique
  • Long Tail Cast On
  • Working in the round
  • Working from a chart
  • Faux Blackberry Cable
  • Faux Cables
  • Crown Decreases
  • Making a Pom Pom
  • Finishing
  • Blocking

Carol knitting on camera
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Meet The Dorcha Hat

Press play on this video and Carol will explain pattern construction and some of the

tips and techniques you'll find inside this learn to knit course:


"I made every item in this KC. All were beautiful. I ordered extra Blasta to make the sweater and blanket. Love the wool. Love the patterns. Tutorials are excellent!"

-Diana Antonacci, Celtic Knits Club

"I really enjoyed the Celtic knits club 2021. The tutorials were excellent. I found the blanket pattern stress-reducing and easy to take along with me as it is broken up into squares that are later joined. The pillow is a great use of the yarn also. I have had many compliments already on the completed Items."

- Betty Naidu, Celtic Knits Club

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Meet Your Teacher

Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. While both of these backgrounds are very different the influences can be seen in her design work which is well-shaped, flattering to wear and enjoyable to knit.

She strives to design clothing with a difference: not overly complex, but still giving a very unique end product. She likes to work with different construction methods, so long as they enhance the knitting experience and make for a more intuitively put-together knitted item.

Carol has been widely published in books and magazine and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals. The classes she teaches cover a wide range of subjects from cables and chart reading, through garment shaping and customisation right through to short rows and colourwork. In her classes you'll move from learning the basics to refining your knitting skills and fixing problems.

Pattern Details

To Fit Head Circumference up to: 20.25 (22.5, 24.75)”/ 51.5 (57, 63) cm
1-3” / 2.5 – 7.5 cm negative ease recommended.

Band Circumference
: 17.25 (19.5, 21.75)” / 44 (50, 55) cm
Length: 7 (7.75, 8.25)” / 18 (20, 21) cm
Sample size 19.5” / 50 cm modelled with 2.75” / 7 cm of negative ease.

Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 212 yds / 232 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colour: Dúch; 1 skein.
Approx Yardage: 105 (129, 156) m / 115 (141, 170) yds for hat plus 28 m / 31 yds for pom-pom, 29 (33, 37) m / 32 (36, 40) yds extra needed for folded brim

US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 40” / 100 cm long or dpns
Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter’s gauge is unique.
8 stitch markers, tapestry needle.


21 sts and 29 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Twisted Rib Pattern blocked

20 sts and 29 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Ladder Stitch blocked

23 sts and 29 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Blackberry Stitch blocked

12 stitch Faux Cable Panel measures 2” / 5 cm wide

Would you like a yarn kit?

Curated yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol selected or choose from the colours provided.

This kit includes one skein of Blasta yarn and a cotton project bag. Browse the kits using the button below.