The theme this week for MMM was 'Old Things' and I was at a loss for a time as to what to do. I got to thinking about all my vintage textiles and making new things out of old things, and once I got the itch to crochet yesterday, I decided to try and make an old hat. It would give me a chance to try some more felting as well.
So here it is! It is made of wool that I recycled from a sweater, and the buttons were from my Great Aunt's sewing basket.
The felting didn't work as well as I had hoped, but I think it is because the weave of the hat wasn't tight enough. Where I single crocheted, it felted. The double crochet areas, not as much. But I still am happy with the feel of it.
I had hoped for a little more shrinkage, and had even added a little more size to it to allow for it. Perhaps I should have given it one more washing and trip through the dryer!