One of the young librarians at work is participating in Shave so I decided to make her a hat to cover her head in the cooler weather coming up.
Because we often joke about internet memes, I decided to make a hat based on one of them. Nyan cat seemed to be one with a lot of scope.
I made a rainbow pre-felt first. This was my first attempt at pre-felt so I was a bit nervous about getting it right. I used the resist I made for my head size with the idea that both J and I have large heads.
I made Nyan cat out of Fimo. I had originally thought of making it as a button but I forgot to make holes before baking the polymer clay so it ended up as a brooch.
I used some roving Mum had got for me in Rotorua - I'm not sure what sort it it, it appears to have a longer fibre length than merino, but it felts in a very similar way.
The fibre felted nice and thick so the structural folds hold beautifully.
J liked it very much!