Monday, February 11, 2013

'Video-Inspired' Felt Hat- Attempt 1 of 2

Cutting out 'house-shaped' pieces of finished felt...

 
...and long strips of felt in a complimentary color.



Sewing the strips to the pentagons to form sets...
 
...and joining the sets to form a whole.



Cutting strips of felt for a hat band... 
 
...and stitching it into place.

 
The finished hat...

 
...and in situ! :)

 
I have a dear friend who was looking for a very specific kind of hat for her husband at Christmas-time...

...and after 'coming up short' at her usual shopping haunts, she enlisted my help.

Now, those of you who know me, know that I am no hat-maker...

...but I decided to consider it a challenge! :)

This was her request:

"Make a hat like the one in this video." (!)

After pulling out a stack of felting books and looking through all of the different styles...

...I chose to try a version of Chad Alice Hagen's "The Marvelous Mitre"...

...from her peerless Fabulous Felt Hats book.

It seemed to have the same squared-off look at the top as the one in the video..

...and because I had leftover felt from this project that I could use...

...I figured, 'nothing ventured, nothing gained'! :)

Next time: I make a wet-felted stab at it.

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9 comments:

Rachel said...

Goodness, hat-making too! You're having a lot of textile adventures, aren't you!

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Czapeczka super. Wygląda jak rogatywka polskich harcerzy czyli skautów. Oczywiście ciekawa jestem ciągu dalszego.

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

AAAA no i oczywiście model zniewalający. Prawdziwy człowiek lasu. Pozdrowienia dla modela.

WonderWhyGal said...

That's a lot of sewing ;-)
Yes, I focused on the sewing and not the felting.

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I've been trying to work on some hats lately, since I'll be taking quite a few hat classes in 2013.
Karolina--Yes...he IS a man of the forest! More like, 'garden', but, still...you've got the general idea. :)
Andrea--Hahaha...you would! XO-

Truly Myrtle said...

I love it :)

Heather Woollove said...

TM--Thanks! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

I very much like the look of this hat. I hope your friend was pleased. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--He has been wearing them, so I think so!