This is the first hat I’ve blocked and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. It’s a sueded rabbit hood with grosgrain headsizing and trim although I may change the trim yet, I’m not 100% sold on the ribbon.
Blocking is a pretty labor intensive process and takes some serious muscle, not to mention the inevitable steam burns and push pin pricks. Oh and the smell of wet rabbits.
I have the same style in grey rabbit velour blocked and drying right now for one of my friends as well as a tiny coctail hat that slightly resembles a tiny bird. I plan to mount that on a little silver headband, très belle! In case you haven’t heard, hats are all the rage!