Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Needle felted hat

This is my new hat. It is my first attempt at needle felting. I like it, but keep wondering if I will look back on it one day and cringe at my workmanship.

I eyeballed the design, did the needle felting using fleece from Vogue Fabrics and sewed the hat up.
Afterwards I decided to add some embroidery. This was NOT the correct order to do the embellishment, believe me.
I did a blanket stitch around the top seam of the crown and added some fly stitches to the little trefoil design that goes around the crown.
The hat is a teal boiled wool type fabric (wool/rayon blend) with the underside of the brim in a black/brown faux Persian lamb fabric. The lining is a lightweight polartec fleece.

Pattern is McCalls 3400


Anonymous said...

Darling hat, MP. I was glad to see your entry today on SG as I had missed your posts.. I hope you had a nice holiday with your family.

Yes, your hat is adorable and so creative. Post a pic of your wearing your creation on SG.


Audrey said...

Neat hat, I love the colors and the fabrics you used. The felting looks good in the photos.

MaryPat R said...

Thanks Karen and Audrey. I am going to fiddle with the pattern and try another one soon. I put it to the test last weekend and found that this one wants to pop off my head.