A little while ago I received some T-pins. I had never used them before. I haven’t mad and hats with folds for some time as they are difficult to get the folds where you want them. As you try to put the second fold in the first one can easily get pulled out and so on. with the T-pins it was much easier. I could put a fold in and then pin it and then work on the next one.
The hat block is a hard foam raffia hat block. the only place I know that sells them is Franks, http://www.franksupply.com/raffia/hatmaking-supplies.html I left all the pins in while it dried. Here it is after is is dry. It is merino wool with silk lap on accents
I am quite pleased with it. I haven’t yet decided if I want to leave the organic edge or if I want to trim it smooth and even.