This year my sisters group has decided on a Kentucky Derby theme - so, of course she needs an awesome Audrey-Hepburn-My-Fair-Lady-type-derby-hat. I love this idea, its one of my all time favorite movies so of course I offer to make the hat.
No, I don't know how to make a hat.
No, I've never attempted anything like this, although I did make a large cheese head for one of my kids.
Yea, sure -- I got this.
Step 1 - Gather supplies...
Stuff that sparkles is especially nice.
Step 2 - Add the hat band, ribbon and feathers - it's all background. Feathers are essential - fluffy movement is elegant and adds to the general awesomeness of the hat. (Note the sparkly ribbon)
Step 4 - Check the back and sides, add some ribbon and a few touches to the back - you have to look good coming and going. Try the hat on to make sure its not too heavy on one side - you can't be listing to one side all evening - people will think you're drunk.
Final Step --
Find a dress that you can rock with the awesome hat - a parasol is a handy item as well - if it rains you have to protect the hat. If it doesn't rain, you can serve chips in the parasol.