Here tell you how I was doing bowler hat for a chipmunk.
You will need:
solid ball toys head sized
a piece of thin felt
salvitose (for wet felting)
dividers (if you have)
ribbons for decoration
I’m taking a hard ball that will fulfill the role of a hat blank.
I wrap it in fabric and define the depth of future hat (from the top to the edge of brim of his hat).
I take the resulting amount of time – it will be the radius of the circle – the pattern of hat.
I build and cut out the pattern.
Bear a pattern on fabric
Then I take and do salvitose (for wet felting) solution: 1 teaspoon per 100 ml of water
Circle cutouts and greased it with a solution.
Yet felt wet, I prepare retainer
Then I press the edges of hat
After the edge of the compacted enough, I align them, cutting off the ugly edge
Slightly folded over the edge of hat
Enjoy the process 🙂
P.S. Thanks to Michael, who was taking photos as long as I have been busy hands!