How To Make A Felt Pillbox Hat (part 1)

Ever wanted to know how a felt pillbox is made?

Below is a video showing me making a small cocktail or pillbox hat, using felt, a hatblock and a steamer.  I show how to stretch the wool over the block.  After steaming and blocking, I pin the wool to the block to keep its shape while it dries, then trim off the excess. Here is where part 1 ends.

In part 2 we get to stiffening, strengthening, decorating the hat and adding attachments such as elastic or combs to affix the hat to the head.

Part 2 of making a felt pillbox hat is here.

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Comments

  1. Hi!
    Great vid. Patiently waiting for part 2. At the end of this series you should show us a picture of all the hats you've made.

    & I just wanted to let you know that I gave you a sweet blog award ^^ Come check it out here: http://pink-glass-heart.blogspot.com/2010/06/sweet-blog-award.html

  2. Thanks so much Chung! I must think up the 10 I wanna share it with now…

  3. Ok that was freaking awesome! You are really making me want to go out, buy a ridiculous amount of wool and start playing! I love your hats so much *runs off to watch part 2*

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