How To Felt A Hat - The Classics

May 01, 2020

As I have been talking about for some time, I’m working on a masterclass about hats.

Deciding what hats to teach about was a hard task. It’s a topic that really allows you to explore your creativity. There’s no end to what you can do with felted hats. But I decided to go for the classics. I bet I’ll come back to the hats subject to explore it further, but the classics are a great way to start. They give you the basics that you can build upon later.

So, that means I’ve been working on the following hat types: the beret (of course), the cloche (also fundamental), the fedora (an imperative), the bowler and the floppy wide brim hat. I’m really excited about this masterclass and I’m having trouble keeping quiet about this šŸ˜Š

So, I wanted to show you some photos of the finished pieces.

One pattern, three hats

The Fedora

The Cloche

The Bowler

I’ve already filmed the part of the class, where I teach how to felt the hats. I’m now working on filming the decoration. Then, I’ll have to do the whole video edition, so it’ll take some time.

If you don’t want to wait and would like to start giving it a tryhere’s a video that can help you start experimenting.

I’ve made it a couple of years ago, and it gives you all the instructions you need to make the pattern / the resist for your hat. Even though the patterns are always included in my classes, I want you to be free to make your own.

So, here is the exact process I use to make my hat resists. Watch the video, make the resist, lay your wool and give it a try. Then share the results with us! šŸ˜Š

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