Video Tutorial: Wide Brim Hat Block
This is a supplemental tutorial for those who already own my Witch/Wizard Hat Tutorial, or those who already know how to make felted hats. This tutorial only demonstrates how I make my custom wide-brim hat blocks. It does not include instructions on how to make a wide brim witch hat.
Follow along with me in this video tutorial as I show you how to make a wide-brim hat block. With this custom hat block you will be able to make felted hats with brims as wide as 8 inches. This video was recorded at high resolution and includes full voice over instructions. You can watch me build the entire extended brim hat block from start to finish, including all the trickiest bits and technical flourishes, all in full motion video.
A caulk gun
A 6"wide plastic scraper
2 rolls of wide duct tape
A standard bell cloche hat shaper
4-5 canisters of 100% silicone caulking
A standard round garbage can lid (at least 22 inches in diameter, fits a 32 gallon garbage can)
This video was exported in MP4 format and at 1920x1080 resolution. The file size is approximately 800 gigabytes (yes this is a large file). If you have any technical concerns, or if you would like the video at a smaller size or in a different format, please contact me.