Block of the Month – November 2016

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and as Autumn is fast turning into winter here in the UK, we have chosen the close fitting cloche block CB123.
Like a number of our blocks, this one features a fully hollowed based and when the felt is folded and pinned right into the hollow it creates an attractive double sided brim. The head band ribbon is sewn on right at the bottom of where the hollowing finishes and it is the felt at that point that creates the correct size head fitting. Bear in mind that if you don’t block right into the hollow and instead trim the felt off closer to the bottom of the block, you will finish up with a hat that is approximately 3/4″ bigger in head size than if using the above method. This can be done intentionally if a bigger size is desired.
The picture below of a hat by Elly Stemmerdink clearly shows the beautiful double sided brim while the black example by Marge Ilane gives a great view of the outside shape.

Hats by Elly

Marge Iilane

You will receive 15% discount on the prices below when you quote ‘Block of the Month’