I made this hat with high hopes in mind. The first layer is angora, second layer is merino, third layer angora. The results were less than stellar. The shirking went fine until it reach a certain point when it would simply shrink no further...even after 20 minutes in a hot dryer! YIKES! That's something I never do! (ok, never say never!) It will soon be gifted to a dear friend who has a large head. While the colors are not 'her colors" I am sure that a tour in the dye pot will make it hers alone.
I enjoy felting with angora, but this trip around the felting table was a "bumpy bunny" ride.