The fluffy part is from a lamb that died young (and quite unintended) that had a wonderful fleece I couldn't see wasting. The wool felt was very thick, so thick and dense it was difficult to sew into even with a very sharp needle. After much work with players and buttonhole thread, I have a wonderfully warm Norse/Mongol hybrid type hat. I have declared it Norse though, so it is Norse! I sure wish my hair wasn't so slippery that it wouldn't hold the style in the amulets below... It would definitely be cool to duplicate that hairdo!