Optical Illusion

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Optical Illusion Pattern


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Knitting: Optical Illusion
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • circular knitting
  • working with two colors at the same time

Pattern Description:

This funky hat pattern will make you look twice. Are the colors moving? Are the stitches moving? It's a mystery and a thick hat all rolled in one. So add a bit of warm intrigue to your cold wintery days and keep all your non knitting friends shocked and awed with this deceptively simple hat.


13 stitches by 24 rows in 2x2 rib over 4 square inches.


  • Half a skein of a yarn main color
  • Half a skein of yarn in a contrast color
  • A set of 4 or 5 US size 8 Double Point needles
  • 1 16 inch US size 8 circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • A stitch marker
  • A tapestry needle
  • A pom-pom maker or cardboard to do it yourself

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I love this yarn

About Designer

About Designer

Sarah J Spin on craftsy.com

I'm mainly a knitter. I've tried a lot of the other crafts and am working at improving myself at them but whenever I feel down I just remind myself I'm a knitter and everything feels better. My great grandmother was a knitting instructor in a department store. She died before she could teach me but a few years later I decided to make some roots to my ancestors and learn knitting. It feels ...

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