So I got a nice green yarn and knitted a huge hat to felt down to the proper size. Here it is before I felted it:
I tried rolling it up, but I still couldn't see:
The next day I felted it, shaped it, and left it to dry. When it finally dried all the wet wool smell was gone (good!). Have you ever smelled a wet sheep? No? Well neither have I, but wet wool smells NASTY! It's an awful, awful smell. And this was nice clean processed wool; I can only imagine how bad the fresh wool roving that spinners get must smell!
It doesn't look quite look how I wanted it to look, but I think that just may be my head. I must have a funny shaped head. Oh well. Or it may be the pattern...since I didn't want to pay the $5.95 to get that pattern, I went with a free pattern. And now that I look at it, it isn't really the same shape as the other pattern, though it's kind of hard to tell around the furry yarn (I did not use the furry yarn!).