I’m a sucker for a bargin and so when I saw a plain looking straw boater hat in Big W for $15 I grabbed it thinking there is no such thing as having too many hats 😀
Being in a hurry to wear it when James took me on a picnic I stitched a couple of flowers on the sides to wear it out. That was was a good lesson though because that day I learned that this hat is too big and blows off at the slightest breeze *_* So something had to be done!
First thing was to remove 3-4 layers around the edge to make it less of a big sun hat and more of a cute barbers shop quartets hat 😉
Basically to do that (just like my other cancan hat tutorial) I snipped the tread and unwound it.
The stitched the end in place…
Now to prevent it from falling off I got some combs:
Pulled off the decorations….
And stitched them on the inside. Now it attaches to my hair nice and snugly and won’t go anywhere!
Nice quick modification and very happy with the results 😀
I haven’t worn it out since the modifications but this is what it looked like before I did the brim, I’ll post more photos when I wear it out.
Tomorrow I’ll show you what I did with all the left over bits from the brim! Hint: I made someone else a really small hat XD