My mom took a trip to Newfoundland last August. They went to the recreated viking settlement Lanse Aux Meadows where she was given a demo of nalbinding. She thought it was pretty cool and, knowing my crafty streak and love of challenges, she bought me an instructional CD and a needle. This is my only completed project because nalbinding takes forever. I've only learned the simplest stitch so far.
The purple swirly things are needle felted on. I thought the plain green hat with a purple brim was a little boring.
Close up of stitches:
Close up of embellishmemt: