Wool Winter hat felted from locally sourced wool that the artist has cleaned and processed.
The polar fleece lining is hand sewn into the felted hat.
Fits a small (21 inches) to medium (22 inches) head.
Pewter buttons made by TreasureCast.
Hand felted using the wet felting technique.
"In the wet felting process, hot water is applied to layers of animal hairs, while repeated agitation and compression causes the fibers to hook together or weave together into a single piece of fabric. ... The felted material may be finished by fulling." Source Wikipedia
Fulling is rubbing or throwing the piece until the wool shrinks to the desired shape.
Sheep's Wool Hat, Animal Hat, Hat with Ears
Gently soak in cold water with mild detergent. Rinse by soaking in cold water and vinegar. Roll in a towel to get rid of excess water. Let dry flat.