These hats are some of my very first attempts at combining knitting /felting and blocking.
Blocking is a millinery technique where you steam the felt (in my case wool and mohair) and sculpt it over a wooden hat form by pulling and pinning and tying into place.
If you've ever been to Pinkham Millinery you will see Dayna's huge collection of these blocks. They are a rare treasure to find, and block makers are practically extinct. These blocks have added new character to my hats, that are otherwise sweet, but predictable.
Patricia No is the cutest. Period.
I couldn't resist pairing this hat with plaid button and Kathryn Towers'
Plaid Office Party Dress.
Winter Blue With Irregular Sized Buttons . $140
Heather Brown with Mustard Herringbone, and gold rectangle hardware. $140
Hats available at Seaplane.