Tosh DK and the Clancy Hat

by Craig on January 27, 2011


Madelinetosh Tosh DK yarn is a squishy, soft superwash merino wool. It’s hand dyed to create solids with depth that don’t pool or flash. The combination of fiber and color results in a versatile yarn that’s delicate enough to wear next to the skin and hearty enough for everyday sweaters.

Clancy Hat

Clancy Hat in Tosh DK yarn

I knit this hat last fall. I hadn’t knit with Tosh DK before and wanted to make something other than a swatch. I loved the yarn and the hat, but somehow lost track of the hat. This winter we found the hat while cleaning the office. Kristine really liked it and asked me for the pattern. I went back and figured out what I’d done, and Clancy was born.

Clancy Hat, rear view

Clancy Hat, top view

I’m not sure if Kristine ever knit one but I think Amber, who’s modeling it here, knit one for her husband. Both of them were happy with it.

Clancy Hat, side view

Clancy Hat, profile

Clancy is an easy, stylish knit and a fun way to try out Tosh DK.


Size: Small (Medium, Large), To fit 19 (20.5, 22) inch head

Materials: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool, 225 yds/100g): 1 hank.

Needles: size 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circular needle and size 7 (4.5mm) set of dpn’s.

Gauge: 5 sts = 1 inch in St st in the round.

Price: $6.00

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Bridget January 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

You realize that I will HAVE to knit this pattern, right???

Craig January 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm

LOL! I hadn’t even thought of that, but yes, of course!

Melanie January 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Looks like a perfect hat for all of the snow you all are having in Phila !! : ) Very nice.

linda January 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Craig-The hat is really neat & I see a lot of this style.
Amber the great model!

Amber January 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I’ve made two so far and I’m currently making a third for a friends husband. It’s been very popular with the men in my life 😉

Crystal January 28, 2011 at 11:06 am

Madelinetosh makes some of my favorite yarns! Love this hat, too.

Carol January 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Any chance you could show us a photo of Amber’s husband wearing it? (;

Taalibah January 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Just started the hat. I love the varigated tosh yarn running through my fingers. Staff assistance with finding a color that suits me was terrific!

Laura January 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Thanks, Taalibah! I’m so glad you’re enjoying your purchase! Have fun!

Donna August 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I have never worked with it difficult? any way to see a simialr free pattern so I can judge if I can do it??

Craig August 11, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Knitting with dpns isn’t difficult, but like anything new, it takes a little time to get used to it. Clancy is a fairly easy hat, but if you’d like to see something similar, check out our Triple Play Hat. Have fun!

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