I don’t have any progress photos of this hat. It was intended to be an Untouchables Trilby hat for the hubs. He liked the one I made for myself, but wanted one in black. As with the Top Hat I made, the hat ended up being too thin (I made them both on the same day and followed the same instructions). In any event, having learned from my previous mistake, I didn’t need to leave it for a few days. I just re-wet it and fulled it down some more on a smaller hat form and turned it into a cloche. This is when I left it alone for a couple of weeks as I needed to work out how to decorate it. The plan was for it to be a trilby and I had everything ready for that. While working on other hats, I figured out what to do with it.
I had made some brooches some time ago and thought I would add flowers to this hat. I was initially going to make one big poppy flower, but I had these little brooches for the craft fair and started playing around with them on the hat. I got the idea to add poppy brooches as I have a black beret with red poppies on it that I bought in Bayeux, France last summer. As these poppies are rather fine, I think they work great on the hat. This hat also weighs next to nothing. It looks so pretty now that I almost want to keep it! 🙂