Colour-changing hat illusion is hurting our heads

Two photos of a hat that are seemingly different colours.
(Image credit: Oteliacarmen/Future)

An unassuming bobble hat is currently at the centre of a viral TikTok post, as it seemingly changes colour from one room to the next. A TikTokker shared a video of a brown cable knit hat that seems to magically swap to a shade of green, and plenty of people are completely baffled, including us. 

Some TikTok users are calling it the next white/gold dress debate, as people can't decide what the actual colour of the hat is. Confused about how colours work? Then check out our guide on colour theory.


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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.