The colourwork method we'll teach uses both continental and English styles of knitting (i.e., picking and throwing). With some practice (and possibly tensioning adjustments), you should be able to create a consistent gauge with both hands. You will also learn about colour dominance in colourwork.
The goal of this workshop is to get you comfortable with two-handed colourwork and help you understand how to read a colourwork pattern. (We won't begin the hat in the workshop but instead will knit a gauge swatch in the round in colourwork to determine which size of hat to knit.)