A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,835
Currently Running With Scissors:
223 Guests and 2 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Needle felted animal-themed doll hats.  (Read 10336 times)
Tags for this thread: bjd  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: November 16, 2009 02:18:38 PM »


i've been around here for a while now, but it's my first post, so i just wanted to say hello to everybody  Smiley

I started making a series of animal-themed doll hats. they're made for ball jointed dolls [BJD's], but other toys around the place seem to enjoy them just as much;)
they're really thick and solid, more like helmets.
the strings to tie them [on panda and bear ones] were done with wet felting technique.

The one shown here is a Panda hat [as you might have noticed]-after taking the photos I also added glass-bead eyes.

next came a bear-hat:

and a frog hat:

[sorry for poor image quality, it was night and i was only equipped with my mobile phone camera, which seems so lame, but normally i only use analogue cameras:/]

those were actually my first "serious" felting projects - at least in the sense "the ones i finished"  Tongue

i still have to find out a nice way to make a form for making them- i've been using some rolled foam that i found in my place, but now it's gone and it only lasts for one project, as it gets torn by the fibers stuck in it:/ so if you have any ideas i'd love to hear them.

« Last Edit: November 16, 2009 03:39:33 PM by dot. - Reason: photos added. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009 04:32:02 PM »

these are fantastic! i really love the panda one. Unfortunately, i can't help you with the form problem since i don't needle felt myself - but would maybe a ping pong ball (or some other small plastic ball) work?

when I'm wearing my crafty pants: etsy
...when I'm a pack rat: blog
...and when I feel like sharing: tutorials
The Daredevil Sky Pirate
Offline Offline

Posts: 2528
Joined: 28-Oct-2007

Down to a 12 and shedding more lbs. everyday!

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009 05:08:12 PM »

Wow, these are the cutest things ever, my poppet is screaming for a panda hat in the background.  Grin

I can't think of anything to help you either, sorry.

My Swaps
Multi-Themed Steampunk Swap

Offline Offline

Posts: 7761
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

You cannot master what you will not try

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009 10:27:49 AM »

They are very nice.  I love the panda, of course.  

« Last Edit: November 17, 2009 10:30:25 AM by pinokeeo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 projects-shooting for 100--- 122 done

Just married...after 22 years of unwedded bliss.
Offline Offline

Posts: 100
Joined: 23-May-2008

did you see the stylish kids in the riot?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009 12:53:27 PM »


I want a panda hat!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

There is no right or wrong, when it comes to making art. Making sure that you have fun is the most important part. -Mickey Mouse
Offline Offline

Posts: 6937
Joined: 01-Feb-2009

Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009 07:33:23 PM »

These are awesome! I would love the bear hat for my poppet!
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009 05:22:28 PM »

Wow, these are great!!

papa justify
Offline Offline

Posts: 678
Joined: 17-Apr-2009

Will swap for panda art supplies or fabric!

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009 07:26:12 PM »

Can you explain more how you made it and can you make it for an adult?!?!
I have a child at home that would die of glee and screaming her head off if I could make her a one of those!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009 05:18:31 AM »

very cute hats, love them. You can use styrofoamballs or eggs as form for the Hats. If you put fabrik around the styrofoam, it will life a littel longer.

« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009 07:00:09 AM »

thank you for your kind comments everyone! Cheesy

i'll be soon setting off with an etsy shop under the name cacheedanslaforet.

@ papa justify: they're done with a needle felting technique on a rounded form [i use styrofoam balls but they don't last long:( ].
i actually never tried making one for human, but i think it's possible, would just take a lot of time and fiber, and might be a bit heavy, but surely warm as hell

@Melium: thanks for the tip, that's just what i tried doing, wrapping it in masking tape to prevent it falling apart.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.