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Made from lids and scraps on a whim.
I had a whim to make a mini tophat to wear to see the musical Jekyll & Hyde, so I whipped one up with stuff I had on hand.

The top is a hairspray can lid, the brim is a lid from a Pringles can. (If you don't have them in your country, Pringles are potato chips that come in a stack in a paper canister.) I covered both lids with circular pieces from a scrap of black stretch velvet, securing it with hot glue. (And burning the holy crap out of my fingers repeatedly, so be careful.) I used two circles of craft foam to fill, reinforce, and push the velvet down inside the Pringles lid. I glued a piece of ribbon under a circle of felt on the bottom. I glued the top of the hat to the brim (center it carefully), then put a piece of ribbon around it. The fabric rose and feathers came together off of a broken headband that I saved to reuse.

I can put alligator clips, snap clips, a barrette, a headband or a comb through the ribbon on the bottom to secure the hat to my hair.

It all worked out pretty well. I wore it to the show, then met the stars afterwards. Constantine Maroulis told me, "You look nice." Squee! He ought to know.

Posted by Vermin Jerky from San Diego, California, United States • Published See Vermin Jerky's 22 projects »
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