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Don't Blink Illusion Hat knitting pattern


By using the illusion knitting technique, when the hat is viewed straight on, the colors will form stripes. But when the hat is viewed from an angle, the pattern—Don’t Blink—will be revealed, delighting Doctor Who fans. Pattern includes both written directions as well as charts.


Round Table Yarns Lancelot (100% superwash Merino, 220 yds/201 m per 100 g skein); 1 skein for each color; sample uses colorway Uther for BC and Igraine for LC

or 150 yds (137 m) each of another worsted weight yarn in two colors


US 7 (4.5 mm) 16" (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker


20 sts and 30 rows over 4" (10 cm) in stockinette

Finished Measurements

22" (56 cm) circumference x 8.5" (22 cm) tall

Printing Details

The pattern has been professionally printed on 80# cover stock and uses a half-fold binding (created by folding a single sheet that is twice the size of the finished product in half, creating a 4-page publication). The size of the pattern is letter size (8 1/2" x 11").

Electronic PDF Version Included

On the print copy of the pattern, you'll find a sticker with a coupon code. Enter that coupon code on Ravelry and a PDF version of the pattern will be added to your Ravelry library. That way if you ever lose the print copy, the pattern will still be available to you. If you just want the electronic version of the pattern, you can purchase it on Ravelry here.

The Story Behind the Pattern Name

If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you don’t need any explanations. If not, just search for Doctor Who and the Weeping Angels to find out more--and then watch Doctor Who!

Photos copyright Karen Robinson. Pattern layout by Elizabeth Green of Stitch Definition.

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