Turns out that wet felting your own felt cones is fun. Frustrating, no, Hair-Pulling Frustrating, but fun. I was constantly having to correct thin spots and whatnot – but you can choose your own colors – and you can always needle felt more color. I did find if i needled felted the wool roving before I started the wet felting process i had less trouble with thin spots, but I’m impatient and needle felting is time consuming.
Downton Abbey was the visual inspiration for most of my hats – except maybe the brown man’s boater style. It reminds me more of Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice. Please feel free to ask questions – I don’t want to bore you with the details of felting if you’re not interested but I’m happy to answer questions if you have them. Meanwhile the hats!