Step 1 - Simply cut out of the center of sturdy cardboard a triangle, 13cm bottom, 2 sides 28 cm each. Keep the outside pattern of the triangle in tact, creating a triangle window, and the inside triangle intact. you will be using both.
Step 2 - Using bubble wrap and a waterproof marker, draw the same triangle on the back of some bubble wrap. Turn bubble wrap over so the bubbles are on top.
Step 3 - Pull small thin tufts of felting wool out, placing them in a overlapping way,( like shingles) onto the triangle pattern on the bubble wrap, Over lapping the pattern by 3 to 4 cm. Let the wool go beyond the point of the triangle. this is what gives you the cute point on the finished egg warmer.
Lay down a second layer of wool on top of the first in a crosswise manner, then a third layer in the other direction over the second layer.
Step 4 - Place the outer triangle card board on top of the layers of wool. The triangle wool surface that will be felted remains visible. place tulle on top.
Step 5 -Dissolve some olive soap in hot water, making suds. Using your fingers sprinkle wool with soapy water, then rub gently to felt. add more water , rub more. you have to be careful when you rub. once you feel the wool is starting to stick to each other, remove tulle and out stencil.
Step 6 - Place the cut out triangle in center of wool, using as a guide fold the excess wool from sides towards the center, you should have a nice triangular shape, add 3 layers of wool tufts going in opposite directions on this side of toque, this can go over the edges, Place outer triangle window on top with tulle over top of everything, carefully rub with olive soapy water.
Step 7 - Remove the tulle and stencil, turn work, and fold in dry wool from sides felt the dry wool around the cardboard center.You will have to repeat this process two more times, folding edges in adding more wool in overlapping layers, placing tulle on top with stencil, rubbing with soapy water. Once you are happy with the feel of the felted toque, it should be a solid piece of fabric, that is in the shape of a hat. remove the cardboard from center, rubbing any wool that is flying away.
Step 8 - Shaping top. simply wet hands and roll the top of the toque between your hands to felt the end........The more of these you make the easier they will get. You can adorn with needle felting, embroidery, beads, feathers...anything....