Zany Tree Inspired Wool Beret
As a child, do you remember laying back on a hill and looking up at the movement of the clouds and trees? This unique, Tree Inspired Wool Beret has a somewhat whimsical, Dr. Suess feel to it because it's adorned with dancing trees - no, not literally. But, there's a fun sense of zany wiggling to this piece of wearable art. Wear this felted hat and be sure to add a bit of smile to your step.
• The hat's colors are cerulean blue, dotted with paler colored blues. Felted on top of this, are five forest green felted trees which have lots of lighter spring green colors. There are interesting textures in this hat which come from silk fibers and cotton fabric which is felted into the wool.
• This felted beret is slightly asymmetrical, with the right side curving towards your ear. Five felted treetops circle around the edge of the hat, rather like a floral crown. From one of these trees, a tiny tree stands upright. On the front of the hat, there's a tree with branches.
HOW IT'S MADE
• The hat is entirely handmade by me in my home studio. It's created from soft Merino wool fibers using the technique of wet felting. This ancient and simple craft takes patience and lots of kneading to shrink the loose wool fibers into a strong, flexible, and warm felt.
• The hat measures 8" / 20 cm in height and 12" / 30.5 cm in brim width.
• HEADSIZE - It's a medium to large sized hat and fits a range of (22.5" / 57 cm to 23" / 58.5 cm).
• To finish off the insides, a circle of 1-inch wide, turquoise-colored millinery grosgrain ribbon is hand sewn in.
• Wool is a natural fiber that insulates and breathes. Indoors or out, this hat is a comfortable hat and is made of a lightweight felt, at 4.3 oz / 121 gm.
• Care instructions: felt is an eco-friendly, fiber that is water and stain resistant. Dust isn't a problem - just give it a shake. Spot clean with a clean, damp cloth if needed. Air dry.
Every head has its own unique size and shape which can be measured with a flexible tape measure, or even a piece of string.
Take the tape measure and encircle your head, just above the top of ears. Make sure that the tape measure goes over that small bump at the back of your head. Please don't pull it tightly. Leave a little 'ease' so that one finger can fit under the tape. An ear to ear measure can be helpful too.
Measure three times: it is surprising how it can vary!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.