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A cute little hat to accessorize any burlesque outfit!

Posted by Crescendia from Frankfort, Kentucky, United States • Published

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the basic pattern that I found online to make my top hat. This pattern will make a hat that is slightly larger at the top than around the brim. This pattern can be enlarged or shrunk.

  • Step 2

    Cut out your hat pattern from the poster board. Cover the poster board in the fabric of you choice using glue. I used rubber cement, however I will be trying other glues to find the best option for this. Assemble the hat <b>after</b> covering poster board with fabric. I doubled the brim to sandwich the "messy" edges from covering up the brim. I will add photos from these steps shortly.

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Completed top hat! Now to decorate!

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add a ribbon bow around the base of the hat. Cut the tails as long or as short as you would like.

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a hair comb at the back of your hat, not at the front like pictured here. If you put it at the front, it doesn't lay correctly, or at least that is what I found out.

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using a base piece like a large pin or earring, arrange the feathers and charms however you would like for them to look and secure together. This hat is being created for a steampunk event, so I used a couple cogs and key/lock.

  • How to make a top hat. Mini Top Hat  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach the decoration to your hat, curl the edges of your hat, and enjoy!

    I will be attaching a fingertip veil to this hat, and will post pictures once that is finished.

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jessica c.
jessica c.
do u havve the link for this
Crescendia · Frankfort, Kentucky, US · 1 project
I am still in the process of re-finding the link for the pattern. I'm currently on vacation, so when I get home I will find it, and if not, I will grid it out onto grid paper for you all! <3
sporkyllama · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
That's absolutely adorable! Do you happen to have a link to the pattern? Happy
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
That is amazingly adorable!!

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