Yes, Yes, Yes .... cut away ! And, you can cut any shape you want out of felted swatches. Scrapbookers, teachers .... yesterday I did some experimenting and cut shapes out of felted swatches using my Sizzix die cut machine. I felted a large square planning to use it for a pillow but it got too small. I took it to school and used our large Ellison die cut machine to cut circles 4"circles ... now I have coasters!
also, from what I understand the felt in the stores, starts off like we start off, knit and then shrunk... so my only caution would be, make sure it is felted nice and tight (but that's more me worrying than anything based on fact)
THis is a hat I made that the brim, I thought, was just TOOO big, so I cut half inch off all the way around. Seems fine. It did seem to "open" it up a bit more. Can't really describe what I mean. But it worked. Looks like these are different hats, but it's the same hat with different lighting.
I agree with KK... because you might end up cuttin the hole too big. I'd try one of those huge curved upholstry needles. If the needle doesn't want to go through the felt, you can run the shaft along your scalp and the natural oils from your hair will lubricate the needle enough to slide through. Don't stab yourself though!
I can just see the Emergency Room report on this one...."Explain again how you got that laceration in your scalp?"
Giggle, this reminds me. A couple of years ago when bagels got really really popular, there was a sudden rise in bagel related emergency room visits, (dang, do I sound like a bumkin, are they still popular? I moved to the end of the earth, believe me, the end of the earth about four years ago) So clue me in here were bagel places a fad? LOL Oh this is a little depressing.
There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry, but there never seems to be enough time to knit.-Anon. (or to visit KH!)