Well, it’s finally starting to feel like autumn around my neck of the woods, and some parts of the country have really been feeling the chill… and the damp… and the… let’s just say there are some places where I imagine bundling up is not merely a good idea right now, but an absolute necessity.
Of course, colder weather always makes me think of really great hats. Okay, I admit I think about them a lot all year round and in every kind of weather, but cold weather hats have a special place in my heart. And that adorable felted cloche with the buttons up top? Is seriously on my holiday wish list!
It’s the work of one Julie Sindon, who makes fabulous felted hats for a living. This one is just $55.00, which makes it an affordable number as well as attractive.
Oh, and right now she’s a featured artist on Poppytalk, where you can get a variety of her lovely hats and scarves.
Of her felting, Julie has this to say:
All hats are made of boiled wool, which means that they are knit large, and then felted (or shrunk). It’s just like when you accidentally shrink your wool sweater in the washing machine, except that we do it on purpose.
Gotta love that.