For project, you will need:
Fabric one yard is plenty
Wire, must be bendable
Hot Glue, and gun
Something to trace around to make a big circle
Tape, preferably clear color to hold ends of wire together in circle, before gluing to fabric.
Accessories to decorate the hat with such as flowers, jewels, beads, feathers, and anything else you want to put on it to make it yours.
|This is the wire I chose, it worked well. Purchased at Hobby Lobby.|
|Use something round and about the size you want the outside perimeter of hat to be. I used a laundry basket.|
|Here is my starting circle.|
|Measure and cut the wire to fit exactly the outer circle. Then use tape to hold the two ends of wire together to complete a circle.|
|Use hot glue to attach wire to outer edge of circle. Apply glue, attach wire and then fold outer edge of fabric circle over.|
|Then I used my fingers to roll the wire edges of circle in towards the middle of circle a couple of times. Glue if needed.|
|Lay the head wire in center of big circle, then cut a small circle about 1/2" or so smaller than the wire circle.|
|Then cut slits around the fabric circle and hot glue the tabs that creates over the wire.|
|This pic shows wrong side of hat finished, but not embellished.|
|Here is the finished product embellished with faux flowers, feathers, and paper covered wire curled up in the back. I just hot glued everything to the top of hat.|
This was a simple, fast, and fun project that I think will be fun to wear again on Derby Day! Hope you enjoy Derby Day and may the fastest horse win!!