Harry quickly looked down again as Professor McGonagall silently placed a four-legged stool in front of the first years. On top of the stool she put a pointed wizard's hat. […]For a few seconds, there was complete silence. Then the hat twitched. A rip near the brim opened wide like a mouth -- and the hat began to sing.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Description: I chose dark brown for the sorting hat - maybe I was influenced by the Harry Potter movie, as the book doesn’t say anything about its colour, only that it was patched and dirty. I also added some rust red linen, and there is a witch hat charm in the yarn as well - for obvious reasons :-)
Fibre Types: merino wool, linen
Colours: dark brown, rust red
Add-Ins: brown thread, witch hat charm