Magic HRC hat by Assia Brill

Magic HRC hat

November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
142 - 219 yards (130 - 200 m)
One size to fit adult head 55-57 cm (21.5-22.5")
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Magic HRC hat is a reversible hat with identical two sides. It features a special cables: “HRC” - High-Relief cables. The pattern has a simple repeat, with 2x2 ribbing, even on cables rows and on the top. The crown is formed by cable decreases that are imitating the cable twists. They are pretty easy and fun to do.
The hat starts with an Italian cast-on, but you could use any other preferred cast-on. The cable pattern is available as both a chart and written instructions.

40 cm (15.75”) brim circumference,
22 cm (8.75”) height, to fit adult head size 55-57 cm (21.5-22.5”)

Any aran weight yarn can be used.
2 balls of Natural Aran by Sublime yarns

At list 130 m (145 yards) of aran weight yarn

3.25 mm (US 3) for working flat, at least 30 cm long
3.5 mm (US 4) for working in the round
3.75 mm (US 5) for working in the round
5.0 mm (US 8), or size to obtain the gauge, for working in the round

Cable needle, Stitch markers, Tapestry needle

30 sts x 28.5 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in HR cable pattern using 5.0 mm (US 8) needles

Difficulty Level
Intermediate (Italian cast-on, knit, purl, cables, decreases)

Technical editor James Bartley.

For more information about HR cables, visit