How to Make Stiff Felt Fedora Hats

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Felt Fedora hats are ideal for keeping you protected from summer heatwaves and chilly autumn breeze. These stiff felt hats are lightweight and usually made of cotton or wool, and sometimes are made using a blend of cotton, wool, and polyester. The best felt hats for women keep your hair intact without messing with your look, regardless of outside weather. They can also transform your outfit and give your look the edge you have been looking for.

 

Whether you are a hat enthusiast or a novice looking for the ideal hat with a wide brim,  this article would definitely be where to start. We provide you with many useful knowledge about fedora hats, and provide a guide to DIY your own fedora hats. Read to find out!

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DIY FELT: shaping the fedora

 

step 1> Place the felt, best side up, on a hat shaper designed for fedoras. Apply steam to the crown using an iron and then alternate between beating the crown with a meat mallet and rolling it with a small textured roller until the crown is firm. Apply steam often during this process.

 

Step 2> Steam the brim with an iron. Alternate between beating it with a meat mallet and rolling it with the small textured roller. Steam often. Continue until the brim is stiff.

 

Step 3> Lightly press the hat with the iron itself, paying particular attention to both the front creases and top indentation.

 

Step 4> Remove the hat from the shaper and trip the brim to the desired shape using fabric sheers. Let the product sit, cool and dry until the next day.

 

Step 5> Measure and cut the ribbon so that it will wrap around the hat where the brim joins with the crown. Using the thread and needle, sew the two ends of the ribbon together and slide it over the top of the hat. The hat is now ready to be worn.

 

Felting is not a simple process and the result can vary depending on your technique. If this is your first time felting, plan on having enough excess wool so that you can test the process first, before working on the hat itself.

 

Since felt can be itchy, you may wish to make a lining out of a smoother fabric to sew on the inside of the hat.

 

Conclusion:

 

Felting is not a simple process and the result can vary depending on your technique. If this is your first time felting, plan on having enough excess wool so that you can test the process first, before working on the hat itself.

 

Since felt can be itchy, you may wish to make a lining out of a smoother fabric to sew on the inside of the hat.

 

A DIY hat doesn't always require precise cuts and advanced sewing skills. In fact, some of the most memorable hat tutorials involve upgrading existing hats with personalized details or making a hat out of something unexpected. 

 

We hope you’ve loved our DIY guide through the process of creating a felt hat! If you don’t have a sewing machine, some of the fabric options can be stitched by hand. And you can get great results using paper, tissue or even plastic bags too.

 

We hope you enjoy this project. And hopefully you had a lot of fun in the process. Good luck and have a happy and wonderful day!!

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