Felted Concertina Hat with Teri Berry

The price for this four-week course is £45 GBP (approx. $60 US, $77 Canadian, €54, $78 AUD, $81 NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students. The next offering of the course is February 24, 2017. To register for the course, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. 

This four-week, hat making course will initially guide you through the different options for hat blocks (from DIY to the extravagant!) and choosing one to fit. Although this module is technically week 1, I will send it out on receipt of payment so you have as much time as possible to make or buy a hat block if you don’t already have one.

Week 2 will focus on making a stylish or quirky concertina hat and will include guidance on how to create a resist for your head size, how to add a felted “pig tail”, creating a brim and forming sharp folds that remain in place. I will also describe how I blend colours and make the “silk stripes” used on some of my hats.

In week 3 we will make a super-cute snail hat. This tutorial is a must for anyone who hates rolling! I will provide my template for you to enlarge to your hat size.  I will then go on to explain how to make the eyes on stalks and securely attach them to the hat as well as well as how to create the shell and shape snail’s foot to form a brim for your hat.

Week 4 will be an opportunity to catch up or make another hat, I will provide examples of other hats and their template designs that used the concertina method which you are welcome to copy or, if you prefer, I am very happy to help you design your own hat using this method. The possibilities are almost endless!

Materials List Concertina Hat Class

Click on the link above for a PDF materials and supply list for the class.

Early bird registration is open until December 30th for those who wish to secure a place or request this class as a Christmas gift. Registration will reopen on January 27th.

Coursework will be supplied in PDF format for you to keep, on the following dates:

Week 1 – For those who registered in December, the first PDF will be available on the class forum from January 27th. For those who sign up in January / February, the first PDF will be available within 48 hours of receipt of payment. The course will officially start on February 24th and the class forum will be available until March 31st.

Week 2 – Thursday March 2nd

Week 3 – Thursday March 9th

Week 4 – Tuesday March 14th

The class forum will be open and I will be available to answer questions and provide support until midnight (UK time) March 31st.

The content of this workshop is suitable for felters with some experience, you do not need to have made a hat before but if you are confident making felt pods, bowls, bags etc. over a resist you will be able to make these hats. If you have any questions about this course please drop me a line at teri@teriberry.com

To sign up for this class, please complete the contact form below, you will receive a Paypal invoice from Teri Hodgson.  Please include the email address you use for PayPal (it won’t be published on the site) if it is different from your usual e-mail. Registration for this course will end February 21, 2017.

The price for this four-week course is £45 GBP (approx. $60 US, $77 Canadian, €54, $78 AUD, $81NZ) and the number of places will be limited to 30 students.  

The registration for this class is now closed. Please use the contact us form to be placed on the waiting list for the next class. Please include the name of the class on the form.