It was finished last weekend and I’m not entirely happy….it remained very hairy. Much hairier than the previous version. I think this may have been caused by leaving it to dry between the second and third layers (because I was so busy) The mohair never really integrated itself properly!! And the felt generally isn’t as well made as I would like – look at that brim on the final hat!
The shape is closer to the squashed top hat that I was aiming at although there is still room for improvement. But I have discovered that the pipe lagging I use as a roller has an additional use to roll a brim round… works particularly well as it can be pinned into….