Created from felted merino and hand formed, this is a piece that is completely original and unique.
Built up with layers of fleece wrapped around a circular piece of foam, to prevent it from becoming a solid piece. The colours are overlaid one top of the other, becoming invisible as more fleece is added or using thin outer layers allowing the under colours to peek through to the finished surface.
Once all is in place, the fleece is wet felted together. Once connected sufficiently a hole is cut and the foam removed. The felting process and rinsing process now continues until the bowl has reached the desired consistency. I then free form the hat until it is the shape I want, once air dried it will retain this shape.
The colours have melded together becoming the sum of the whole rather than in isolation.
The finished piece is a lovely tactile hat, very cosy and wind proof (one of the big benefits of felt). The hat is very comfortable to wear, being designed to sit under the bulb at the back of the head. It may feel slightly snug going on but once in place it is roomy and resistant to being blown off by the wind. Can be folded up and put in your coat pocket if needed, will pop back into shape easily. Fairly impervious to rain due to the density of felt, leave to air dry, by heat is ok but NEVER in a tumble dryer.
Warmth and comfort. Living on the west coast of Scotland, we are very familiar with wind and rain and therefore the need for a good hat. Felt is the perfect material for this and allows for the creation of a thing that is both functional and beautiful. The use of several colours of fleece produces an end piece that is marbled and textured, never identical.
Made to order hats are also made to measure if required.
Shipping & delivery
This item is made-to-order and will be posted to you by Hazelmadeit - Felt within 5 days of receiving payment.
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This is a custom-made item and cannot be returned unless faulty.