In the past I've always used the cheap felt from walmart or local craft stores. It pills really bad and just doesn't hold up for toys. Wool felt, so I've read, is the way to go as it is way more sturdy and lasts so much longer. So, I splurged this time! Wool felt for Alanna's felt crown. It's beautiful. It's thick. It's sooooo soft! I'll never turn back now! Here are the pieces for the crown that I have yet to finish. AHHHH... less than two weeks before her birthday! I still have to finish some of the dress up items, start dress up skirts, make an apron and chefs hat and finish her big gift (suppose to keep this quiet... oops). So much to do!