Cut a square of Buckrum as shown. Cover a polystyrene wig head with cling film to protect it. Wet the Buckrum. I always have a basin of water and a towel handy as the Buckrum becomes really sticky.
Stretch the Buckrum over the head again using the cross grain of the fabric to help curve over the head. Be firm with the Buckrum smoothing out any tucks. Pin the fabric in place and leave to dry.
Draw a simple shape onto the Buckrum bearing in mind that you will be wiring and covering this shape with fabric.
Cut out the shape and if happy with it, sew wire along the top edge using blanket stitch.
Again make sure that the ends of the wire over lap to keep the shape firm.
Cover the shape with a thin stretchy material such as t-shirt fabric. Be careful not to sew on too tightly. Trim any excess fabric on the underside.
Now do the same with a fabric of your choice. I have chosen a blue black silk velvet. Use a stitch which is only visible on the underside. Again trim any excess fabric.
I have chosen to cover the edge with a beaded trim which you can sew or glue along the edge. Sewing is better!
I have then taken a black velvet ribbon and cut five pieces the same size and shape.
Gather these at the edge with a running stitch.
I have then sewn these through the hat. To add a little height you could use sinamay as before or feathers if you like.
I have chosen to gather a small piece of lace edging and finished of the decoration with a red spider brooch.
To finish off:
carefully glue around the underside of the hat and place lining fabric over and smooth down well.
Trim back the extra lining fabric and create and easy but tidy finish by glueing some looper or gimp braid along the raw edge.