Felted Hats for Fall

Men's Hats from Hartford York Hats - Stacy Adams Wool Felt Fedora - The Gentlemen QIf you can shrink a sweater, then you can make felt. At least that’s what interior designer, artist and professional knitwear designer Catherine Hollingsworth says in her article Fall Is For Felting–And It’s Easy.

And it’s not just hats you can make. Fall is the season for “felted coats and wraps, felted mukluks and slippers, felted scarves. . .and mittens, felted purses and totes, and even felted pillows and throws.”

If you’re a master sweater shrinker, like me, but need a little direction on the felting process, Ms. Hollingsworth recommends a book called Felt Frenzy: 26 Projects for All Forms of Felting which she says is “aimed at the absolute beginner and offers a good set of step-by-step instructions for four types of felting techniques: knit-and-shrink (remember that sweater?), wet felting, needle felting and ‘recycled felting,’ to be used for worn-out sweaters.”

I think I’ll stick to buying my wool felt hats for the moment, but I’m rather intrigued by the idea of making mukluks.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
Wannabee Mukluk Maker
and CEO Hartford York

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