Phoenix United Craft Society


Mini Felted Fascinator Hats

In my search for a cute head covering to wear to my cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, I came up with two bases to make some little felted fascinator hats from. The “Fedora” style has a little more brim and a smaller dome than the “Bowler” style, which, conversely has a narrower brim and wider potential dome. Both are very malleable, depending on the amount of felting and shaping that you do to the fabric, you can use these two basic shapes to pull out many styles of tiny hat. Finished hats will be around 4 inches in diameter.

Feathered Fedora

Feathered Fedora

Needed: worsted weight yarn that will felt
Gauge: 4 sts = 1” on US 10.5 before felting
Optional: comb, clip, or headband to hold the hat to your head; needle and thread or glue to hold add-ons to hat; assorted frippery of choice to fancy-up the hat.


CO 54 sts
Join in the round and K 1 round
*K6, ssk*, repeat 5x, K6
*K6, ssk*, rep 6x
K two rounds
*K4, ssk*, rep 7x
K three rounds
*K5, ssk*, rep 5x (30 sts)
K seven rounds
*K3, ssk*, rep 6x
K one round
*K2, ssk*, rep 6x
K one round
*K1, ssk*, rep 6x
ssk 6x
ssk 3x
Cut yarn and pull through the last 3 sts.

Mini Bower Hat

Mini Bowler Hat


CO 54 sts
Join in the round and K 2 rounds
*K7, ssk*, rep 6x
*K6, ssk*, rep 6x
*K5, ssk*, rep 6x (36 sts)
K six rows
*K4, ssk*, rep 6x
K one round
*K3, ssk*, rep 6x
*K2, ssk*, rep 6x
*K1, ssk*, rep 6x
ssk 6x
ssk 3x
Cut yarn and pull through the last 3 sts.

Fedora Prefelt

Mini Fedora before Felting


Yarmulke/Kippah or Fasinator Base from Bowler Pattern

Bowler Prefelt

Mini Bowler before Felting

Notes about felting and shaping:

I have great results with Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted 100% wool, if you are unsure of a good yarn to use. When felting, I put the knit item into a pillow case that either zips closed, or I pin it closed. This prevents wool fluff from shedding off your project and potentially clogging the drain on your washing machine. Also, I can put the items to felt in with towels or sheets that need to be washed in hot water anyway so I don’t have to run a special load just for felting. Economical! The fedora and kippah pictured above were shaped entirely by hand, post felting. I used a 1-cup measuring cup to shape the dome of the bowler, then finger-pressed the brim into place.

posted by chriswass in Completed Projects,Tutorials and have Comments (27)

27 Responses to “Mini Felted Fascinator Hats”

  1. Kat says:

    oh my god! those are the coolest hats ever! I love them

  2. Jackie says:

    Two things I love, felting and minature!!! Thank you for the pattern!!!

  3. Jackie says:

    Miniature, oops

  4. Mary Kay says:

    Darling! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Mothra says:


  6. [...] patterns can be found on Ravelry or  1.Polka Dot Alien Hat 2.Mini Felted Feathered Fedora  3.Viking Hat  4.Giant Squid Hat  5.Dino Hat  6.Mohawk Hat  7.Mutant Bunny [...]

  7. Pixie says:

    I love the Feathered Fedora!

  8. Frankie says:

    This is just what I am looking for! Thank you.

  9. [...] have been fascinated by the Fascinators worn at the Royal wedding and I finally found a pattern by Chris Wass of “Phoenix United Craft Society”.  Chris’s search for a cute head covering to wear to her cousin’s Bar Mitzvah, she came up [...]

  10. Bettina Groh says:

    felted little nests for Easter now little hats for my bears! Thanks for the pattern!!!

  11. Cass says:

    Quick fast kinit! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  12. Love the cute fascinators but unfortunately I’m still trying to decipher the knitting lingo. But thanks anyway.

  13. [...] tanto/costava poco/volevamo regalarlo alla nostra ex migliore amica). Cominciamo da noi adulte: qui c’è un delizioso mini cappellino (che può essere usato anche per Capodanno), e qui la sua [...]

  14. [...] to give her groom as she has a Polish heritage.  Plus, a request was made for a bridal shower fascinator.  I don’t have any good photos of the fascinator on the bride, but there was a string of [...]

  15. [...] wear. Thus when I saw this pattern I couldn’t resist casting-on right away. The free pattern, Mini Felted Fascinator Hats by Chris Wass, has variations for the Fedora, a Bowler and a Yarmulke/Kippah or Fasinator [...]

  16. Sierra Black says:

    So CUTE.

    I’d love to make a full-size version of the fedora. How much should I scale up the pattern to make it full size?

  17. chriswass says:

    Thanks for the compliment!

    I wouldn’t advise trying to scale up this pattern to a full-head size, but I did find a free pattern on Ravelry that you may want to check out: The projects that people have shared for this pattern look pretty good.

    Best of luck, Chris

  18. Sierra Black says:

    Thank you! I saw that pattern, and I’ll try it out. I just thought yours was cuter. Maybe what I need is a mini-fedora after all. :)

  19. [...] try on these mini hats.  They are just out of the washing machine and drying. I found the pattern here. I am planning on decorating them with some feathers and ribbon once they are dry. More pictures [...]

  20. Hi, I don’t THINK MY choice of wool yarn (all I had on hand) is NEARLY as pretty as yours. BUT it was a FUN pattern and I was PROUD to just complete it!! With your notes & advice it was actually pretty easy. Cept the shaping is HARD when you have NO IDEA what you are DOING!! HERE are my pics, I would be glad for your comments on a first try!! THANKS SO MUCH for the great fun patterns!! Loves Toni & Jazzmine kitty

  21. tdelecia says:

    My yarn was not as pretty as yours, but I ADORE the pattern, I will keep trying until I get a beautiful one close to yours! Sincere thanks for the ADORABLE pattern! My grands are going to LOVE THEM! My pics are on my projests!! LOVES IT, Toni De & Jazzmine

  22. Hi did another one for the baby grand-daughter, she is wearing it to school today! THEY LOVE them!! Thanks again for such a great pattern! Loves hugs & kitty kisses, Toni De & Jazzmine kittah

  23. Mary Schmedeke says:

    Lovely little hat, but what knitting needles did you use? I know you used a 10.5 & knitted in the round, but my Circular Needles are not small enough for this hat. Novice Needs Help.

  24. chriswass says:

    Hi Mary! You can either use a set of double-pointed needles, or you can use the “magic loop” method with a longer circular needle. I’m a big fan of magic loop, and there are many tutorials and videos around that can help you if you want to try it.

  25. Mary Schmedeke says:

    Thanks, I’ll look it up.

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