At Quilt Festival, I took a needlefelting workshop with Toni Carroll. Toni describes herself as an artist who sews. Her garments and hats are wonderful. In class we made hats from wool roving using hand and/or machine needle-felting techniques. It was fantastic.
I love taking classes and learning new things, but a large, noisy classroom is not the best environment for me to make creative decisions. So, accepting my limitations, I stuck to creating the base hat in class, then brought my hat-in-progress back to my quiet hotel room and worked on it there. It was a really enjoyable Saturday night.
I stopped here. I'll add more shading, some stitching and probably some beads. My plan is to block it for a better fit, add a ribbon headband inside and create a shaped brim.