Little Troll Reading a Little Troll Book While Wearing a Little Troll Hat

I felted the upper part of the hat around a resist and opened up the shape in the fulling process; and hand-spun the yarn from the same merino wool and silk fibers used in making the hat and dots, adding a bit of hand-dyed silk fabric strips in spinning the yarn, for texture and color.  Thin strips of the felt cut from the bottom of the hat, coiled and stitched, form the three “fiddleheads” at the top.  After carefully piercing the felt all around the bottom edge, I crocheted a soft band right through these tiny holes to attach the yarn to the hat.  The crocheted portion can be modified — folded up or pulled down — so the hat can “grow” with the wearer.  This little troll in the picture really loves wearing her hat…

Published in: on May 23, 2011 at 12:35 am  Comments (1)