Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Hat for Brains

I did a demonstration at a felt exhibition before Christmas, using some red wool from one of those "lucky dip" bags. I have no idea what the wool is but it created a really unexpected result.

Several people commented on how much it looked like a brain.... well I had to do it didn't I? My sense of humour wouldn't let me walk away..... I had to make a hat to look like a brain out of what was left of the red wool. :)

Laying out the mysterious red wool:

I used some of my rainbow-dyed merino for the inner layer:

Laying out the merino:

It's nearly finished but I need your advice please, do you prefer option 1, 2, 3 or 4?

Option 1: brim folded up

Option 2: brim folded up and then the uneven edge folded back in on itself
Option 3: to cut the uneven edge to straighten it up

Option 4: to fold the brim under so you only get "brain" and no brim
What do you think?


  1. Very cool Teri, I love that texture!

    1. Thanks Marilyn, it is wonderfully tactile :)

  2. No. 2, please. Like the organic brim with the red brainy wool! Luvswool

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Nada, looks like the wavy brim is winning so far :)

  4. Very interesting Teri! I like all options except the last one perhaps...

    1. Thank Galina, it's funny, I thought more people would go for the 4th option, glad I asked! :)

  5. I agree, I think the brim makes it more interesting instead of just all brain :)