I think this is one great hat! Hey, it looks to me like you're wearing it backwards. Shouldn't the 'brim' be in the back really?
This style of hat (with the extra long brim at the neck) is the same style MANTRACKER wears. It protects his neck from rain runnin' down the back of his coat when he's trackin' on horseback in the wilderness!
You look absolutely adorable. I had to call my husband in from the kitchen to see it! He thought you looked like a real woman! (from him, that's the highest compliment!)
I might make myself one of these hats, too! I really like it!
My husband would be chasin' me all over camp! :teehee:
PS: if you decide to cut the brim you shouldn't have to edge it. Felted knits won't go anywhere. I've seen project that were made from felted pieces, cut to shape, then sewn together. If you felted it real tight, it won't ravel. Try a test swatch. Felt the swatch real tight, when it's dry, cut it in half. See what it looks like.
My girlfriend buys old cheap wool knits at the 2nd hand store, takes the sweater apart, just the pieces I mean, then felts them in the washer, then re-cuts the pieces to certain shapes, and makes her nieces cute little vests and things! Uses the sewing machine to sew them up! She never has to 'hem' them. The raw edges don't ravel. She got the idea from a Martha Stewart show!