This weekend saw the start of preparations for the Air Raid of 1942 at Fort MacArthur (yes, I have until the middle of February, but why not start early?). I made a hat after Vogue 7464, though, for an extra-fun challenge, I didn't actually buy the pattern. Silly, that's for amateurs;) Instead, I used the instructions I found here.
It worked out okay for me, but I don't recommend this technique unless you want to fight with your felt. I'm not entirely sure if I'm going to actually use this hat at the event, but you'll have to stay tuned and see . . .