Tag Archive: felt

The Start of a New Hat

J. Matthew Phipps | November 23, 2014 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Started a new hat. I’m going to follow with a post each step of the way.  This one has a special purpose that I’ll reveal later. This hat will also have a name. But, for now, check this one.

The New Special Hat

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Hillbilly Beginnings

J. Matthew Phipps | May 3, 2014 | COMMENTS:No Comments »
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This is the start of layout for my next hat project. My vision is for a floppy backwoods hillbilly hat.

I’m using this super rich sandalwood merino roving.

Sandalwood Merino

Laying the wool out on the resist, it’s almost ready for prefelt.

Layout Begins

Stay tuned as this comes together.

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Bowler Hat

J. Matthew Phipps | January 31, 2014 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

I made this bowler for my father. He’s always wanted one. This took a little work. It has a leather sweatband, lining, and hand laid felt.




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