my first hat

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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.

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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.

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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!