Oak Tree Inspired Landscape Hat
This Oak Tree Inspired Landscape Hat may remind you of paintings of the past or places that you have visited. Or perhaps, it may remind you of country walks while you are cooped up at work? Either way, you will enjoy wearing this cozy, one of a kind, felted hat indoors or outdoors.
Note: this hat was one of my two felted hats that were featured in a recent issue of Refigural Magazine.
• This hat takes its colors from the wonderful golden light of California. It's predominately green and includes spring, olive, and forest green. The tip of the hat is a beautiful azure blue, while underneath the trees, there's a warm yellow peeking through. Inside the hat, there's a layer of vibrant orange.
• The hat's shape is inspired by the rounded hills that can be seen around the San Francisco Bay area. It is also somewhat shaped like a Sugarloaf style hat or also an English Police Officier's Hat - a Bobby Hat.
• The hat is entirely handmade and 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 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 light rain.
• The hat measures 10.5" / 27 cm in height and 10" / 26 cm in width.
• It is a medium-light thickness felt and weighs 4.7 oz. / 134 gm.
• Size LARGE: it fits a range of headsizes -- 22.5" / 57 cm to 23.75" / 60 cm.
• Inside the hat, there's a wide, gray-colored, grosgrain ribbon with a drawstring. Pull on this to make the hat smaller, if needed.
• 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 damp cloth, if needed.
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 about this hat, please feel free to contact me.