Wet Felted Beret, My First Hat


A hat is just a vessel for your head.  I think I am pretty good at making vessels now, so I thought the next step would be to make a hat.  A beret uses the same technique as making a hat.  I used my French beret as a template for the final size.  As purple is one of my favorite colors, and I do look good in it, I thought purple would be a good color to start with.  This hat is made with 100% Merino wool.

This hat now has a bright pink button on the top.  Although the hat fits, I think I might have to try another one that is less stiff than this one.  French berets are originally knitted and then fulled down to size, which is why they can stay nice and soft.