Throwing caution to the winds I decided to block the hat I just finished. Was unable to locate another object to use as a form so took my daughter's suggestion and put a wig on the wig form to make it larger. A couple of days and we'll see how it turns out. I am especially wanting the Latvian braid on the bottom to stay down. I don't think I've eve used this many pins when blocking a piece. Looks like a porcupine..