I have been fascinated by the Fascinators worn at the Royal wedding and I finally found a pattern by Chris Wass of “Phoenix United Craft Society”. Chris’s search for a cute head covering to wear to her cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, she came up with two bases to make some little felted fascinator hats from. The “Fedora” style has a little more brim and a smaller dome than the “Bowler” style, which, conversely has a narrower brim and wider potential dome. Both are very malleable, depending on the amount of felting and shaping that you do to the fabric, you can use these two basic shapes to pull out many styles of tiny hat. Finished hats will be around 4 inches in diameter.
By Linda Lanese