Rhidorroch is a gently slouchy hat, topped by a generous pom pom. It uses a slip stitch pattern in textured stripes to highlight the beautiful colours of the naturally dyed yarn. The sheep from this flock spend the winter near Inverness, at Coulmore, but the hat is named after their summer home on the west coast of Scotland. 


Finished circumference: 49 (52, 55.5) cm / 19.5 (20.75, 22.25) in

Length: 23 cm / 9.25 in

The hat is shown with 1.5 cm / 0.5 in negative ease.



The pattern requires DK weight yarn in four colours. It is recommended to chose a lofty woollenspun yarn with a high wool content.

Sample is made using:

Blackisle Yarn Rhidorroch Kit, Coulmore DK, 100% Wool, 220 m / 241 yds per 100g skein. 

MC: Dark Indigo, 66 m / 72 yds per 30g skein.
CC1: Natural white, 66 m / 72 yds per 30g skein
CC2: Mid Indigo and Heather, 66 m / 72 yds per 30g skein
CC3: Mid Indigo, 66 m / 72 yds per 30g skein


23 sts and 28 rows over 10 cm / 4 in, in stocking stitch using larger needles.


3.25 mm circular needles or DPNs

4 mm circular needles or DPNs


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