I love this hat! This was my second felting project and I love felting! I used Cascade 220 (held double) and it took only two skeins. The hat was washed/soaked in the machine for almost an hour and shocked in cold water when finished. I then shaped it (first over my head, then over a styrofoam head) and left to dry. Decorated it with ribbon, feathers, and a brass button.