Dache turban in leopard print.

//Dache turban in leopard print.

Dache turban in leopard print.

The thing about felt making is that although you have a vision and you set up what you’re making very carefully and skillfully, you never really know how it is going to turn out.  There is a “letting go” of control when feltmaking, and when you reveal what you’ve  made, I call it a “no whammies” reveal.  A little hope and a prayer each time.  😉

This hat turned out EXACTLY as I’d planned.  I couldn’t have placed the print better, as the hood (felt shape) was destined for this vintage turban block.  The felt is light, thin and even, as you would expect with such a topper.  It exudes luxury and is for the woman who is a confident hat-wearer.  This hat WILL turn heads and say to the onlooker that you are a woman who is sure of yourself.  Casual and dressy, this hat can take you from the market to an evening out.


This turban is handmade felt.  The silk scarf fabric is fused with raw wool in a process of wet felting called nuno felting.  Once the fabric/felt hood is created, it is stiffened and blocked over a vintage wooden block to shape.  An elastic inner band sewn by hand, helping with the comfort of the hat and to keeps it on your head.  There is lots of loft to this hat, therefore it should not flatten your hair with wear, rather protect it from the snow/sleet/cold of winter

This hat fits a larger head, 22.75-24″ wide.  If you have questions about fit, please contact me.

“A hat is an expression of a woman’s soul.  It is something that she wears on her head, but it belongs to her heart.  It is the keynote of her personality, the finishing touch that makes her look beautiful, smart and sure of herself”.  – Lilly Dache.