Suri alpaca fiber makes gorgeous felted hats. Suri fiber can be a bit tricky to felt as it is very slippery. For the best chance of success, I highly recommend using roving with at least 10% merino wool. Always patch test your fiber to make sure it felts well before attempting a larger project as fiber can vary from alpaca to alpaca.
Felting a hat can take 4-6 hours. We show this in 23 minutes. So please watch the video first and feel free to ask questions before starting! More resources will be posted- especially on resist pattern and where I got my supplies. Enjoy the video!
UPDATE: Here’s the resist pattern I use in this video and the rough size. Hope this helps. For a more complete pattern selection, please refer to the book “Fabulous Felt Hats:Dazzling Designs from Handmade Felt” by Chad Alice Hagen.