When you're trying to use up your yarn stash, sometimes the way to go is to felt everything that is 100% wool. I love felted hats. But it's important to remember that felting is an art and not really a science. You can make the same pattern with the same brand of yarn a number of times... and each time it will turn out slightly different. Some yarns felt more easily than others. White is notoriously difficult to felt as the yarn has been overly processed. Different dyes affect the yarn differently and one item will felt in a jiffy and another yarn in the same brand and type of yarn will take ten times longer to felt. So it's fun and must be done with patience and a prayer.
The is an old pattern that I bought before Ravelry. Unfortunately, it's no longer available. I like it because it's knit on large needles holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together. Look how huge this is before felting? Hahaha.
After felting, it's a respectable size. I want to find a lovely grosgrain ribbon, vintage rhinestone brooch or some lovely feathers to give this cloche a 1920s feel.
I found a scarf to give it a bit of life. Voila! My first finished felted object of the year. I think I'll watch more Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to get some inspiration from the wonderful costumes of Phryne Fisher.
If you haven't watched this series, I highly recommend it.
The costumes that Miss Fisher wears will make you swoon. Now if I could just pull off that same hair cut and red lipstick. Oh well, I guess I'll settle for a black felted cloche.