Fair Isle Crochet Hat Pattern- Illusion Hat

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Women wearing a pink fair isle crochet hat, called the Illusion Hat.

The Illusion Hat is another design using fair isle crochet technique. I call this the Illusion Hat because sometimes you see the contrasting color diamonds and sometimes you see the main color diamonds created in between!

Pattern Inspiration

I love using the fair isle crochet technique to make hats and beanies and other designs! My son wanted a fair isle crochet hat like some of my other designs, so I created this new one. Then of course I had to make one for myself!!

I love how simple this design is with the alternating diamonds and how the main color creates a diamond shape too, around the contrasting color. It’s a great hat for using lots of your favorite color combinations.

Which pops out at your first? The contrasting color or the small, skinny diamonds in the main color?

Close up of woman wearing a pink fair isle crochet hat, called the Illusion Hat.

Pattern Details

The Illusion Hat is made using at least 2 colors of worsted weight (#4) yarn. I used WeCrochet Brava Worsted in the colorways Fairy Tale and Blush.

Brava Worsted is one of my go-to yarns! It is 100% acrylic and SO soft! It comes in a huge variety of colors and is very affordable!

This crochet beanie is worked from the bottom up, starting with the brim. You will then work along the side of the brim to create the body of the hat.

The colors are categorized into main color and contrasting color.

This pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. You will just use single crochet and single crochet 2 together throughout the entire hat. The Fair Isle Crochet technique is quite simple to learn.

The pattern comes with written instructions, a link to a video tutorial, photo tutorials, and a chart to follow. So even if you’ve never tried this technique before, the pattern will help you learn it!

The Illusion Hat crochet pattern comes in 6 sizes ranging from infant to adult. You will need between 50 and 150 yards of yarn, depending on what size you make.

Where to Purchase

You can purchase the Illusion Hat crochet pattern on Ravelry and Etsy!

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