Wednesday, September 18, 2013
More Felt Hats
The hat on the far left used a high crown block and a separate brim block, both hand carved from pink insulating foam. The body used is sold by Leko as a long hair fur felt hood. One side is smooth and long rabbit hair is visible on the other. I put the hair side inside and on the outside of the upturned brim.
The next used the same blocks, but without using the full height of the brim block in back, so the overall height is a bit lower. Two wool felt blanks in contrasting colors were used.
The third uses the blocks similarly with a single wool felt blank.
The last used a low crown block without a separate brim block and a single layer of wool felt. In blocking, wet felt was pulled forward from the crown block to create a brim in front of the crown.