Felted Hats

I just finished felting my second hat, and wanted to post some photos.  The first is a tiny little brimmed hat.  I made it small to start so as not to use too much wool if it didn't work out.  I was very pleased with the results and am going to do a full sized one just like it.  The second was the Garden Hat from the book "Felted Crochet."  It was huge before felting.  My daughter Kate tried it on for the before picture.  I was pleased with the results, but I don't think I'll use the same yarn again.  It was crocheted from Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted.  It's 30% mohair, so the final product is extremely fuzzy.  My older daughter, Erin, loves the fuzz, and the hat is for her, so it all turned out for the best.  I'm going to add a band of embroidered ribbon to finish it off.

It is a very thick hat and will be way too hot for the garden, but I'm sure it will come in handy next winter.  All in all, I'm very satisfied with my first attempts.  I am ordering both Fiber Trends Felted Hat pamphlets, one knit and one crochet, and a stash of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes.  Don't tell JPaul, but everyone is getting felted hats next Christmas!

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What an amazing difference in the pink hat!  I can hardly believe it's the same article.  I'm sure your daughter will be delighted.

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Hey, Joel.  Cascade 220 is supposed to be pretty good for felting, too.  I've never used it, but that's what I hear.  Comes in lots of colors and it's not too expensive.