In this hat pattern and workshop you'll learn how to knit cables from scratch with tips and hints to help you learn and perfect your cables!

Every step of the knitting process is detailed, from alternating cable cast-on, right through to working in the round, perfecting your cables and of course blocking your hat to get the finish just right.

What's covered in this workshop?

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

Some of the techniques covered in this course are:

  • Alternating cable cast on
  • Joining in the round
  • Tightening up purl stitches
  • Working increases in the round
  • Reading and working the cable chart
  • Working crown decreases in the round
  • Working crown cables
  • Finishing

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Meet others working on Stolen Stitches projects and ask any questions in our dedicated Knithub forums.

Wondering About the Santach 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:

Pattern Information

Elegant and classic, this cosy hat is perfect for practicing your cable skills! A truly unisex hat that works really well for everyone.


To Fit Head Circumference up to: 20 (22.5, 24.75)”/ 51 (57, 63) cm

1-3” / 2.5 – 7.5 cm negative ease recommended.


Band Circumference: 17.5 (19.5, 21.75)” / 44.5 (50, 55) cm


Stolen Stitches ‘Blasta’ (60% Fine Irish Wool, 40% New Zealand Wool; 212 yds / 232 m per 3.6 oz / 100 g); colour: Burgundy; 1 skein.

Approx Yardage: 125 (161, 202) m / 136 (176, 222) yds


US size 6 / 4 mm circular needles, 40” / 100 mm long or dpns

Always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed, as every knitter's gauge is unique.

8 (9, 10) stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.


30 sts and 38 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Cable Pattern blocked

22 sts and 28 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Rib Pattern blocked

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.

Would you like a yarn kit?

Yarn kits are available for all of our project workshops. You can find the exact colour that Carol chose herself or choose from colour combinations provided.

Santach is knit using our Blasta yarn. Blasta is known for phenomenal stitch definition with a soft, rustic charm and 60% Irish fleece. It's the result of Project Homegrown with Donegal Yarns. By working on a good selection from the various breeds with improved sorting and grading, they have established an excellent yarn that is comfortable to knit with and wear. The blend contains 60% Fine Irish with 40% New Zealand Lambswool.

So if you'd like to pick up a yarn kit or put your own colour combinations together just click the button below: