Turquoise and Green Felted Fedora
Not exactly a Raiders of the Lost Ark Fedora, this turquoise-colored hat can accompany you on your intrepid adventures. Or if there is not enough excitement in your external world, then you can gaze at its beautiful, nature-inspired colors. Is it from the forest or the sea? You can decide.
• This felted fedora is a rich turquoise blue and has lighter blue and olive green vertical stripes. Shiny, celery green silk fibers are felted in to add a bit of interest.
• This hat has a modified fedora shape with a narrow 1.5" / 4.6 cm brim. The tip of the brim is topstitched in matching turquoise thread. Around the sides of the crown are five vertical 'slashes' which are reminiscent of frozen fjords.
• The hat is entirely handmade and created from ultra soft, 18-micron quality, Merino wool fiber using the technique of wet felting. This ancient and simple craft takes patience and lots of kneading to shrink the fibers into strong, flexible and warm felt. In addition to insulating, wool naturally resists water; this hat will keep you warm in chilly weather and dry in rain.
• The hat measures 7.5" / 19 cm in height and 11.5" / 29 cm in width.
• It is a medium thickness felt and weighs 6.1 oz. / 174 gm.
• Headsize EXTRA LARGE: and, it fits a range of medium to extra-large -- 22.5" / 57 cm to 24.25" / 61.5 cm.
• Inside the hat, there's a wide, gray grosgrain ribbon band with a drawstring casing. Use this to make the hat smaller.
• Felt is an eco-friendly, fiber that is water and stain resistant. Dust is not a problem - just give it a shake.
This hat can be gently hand-washed in cool water. Rinse. Blot dry on a towel. Place small towel inside to shape. Then, 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!