Step 4:

Turn your hat inside out to examine it. Figure out where will be easiest to sew your zippered fabric onto. Sometimes the inside of hats have extra fabric where the top meets the side that you can use. My hat didn't have this and instead had double walls for the sides. 

If your hat is like mine then you'll have to sew the zippered lining onto the hat very carefully to make sure that you only go in and out of the inner layer and not the outside one so that you don't see the stitching on the outside. 

If your hat has excess fabric that you can sew onto, use that to secure the zippered lining to the hat. 

I don't have any pictures of how to sew the lining on because off the stitching took place inside the hat and zippered compartment so there was no way to show it. If you have trouble attaching the lining though you can sew half of it to one side of the hat (fabric upside down) and then lay that the right way over the hat. Unzip the lining so that you can reach in and work from the inside for the other half.

It can get a little tricky but it's worth it for a nicely finished product that hides any sewing mishaps you have. 
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Brilliant! Could you keep things in it that you don't want wet when going fishing?
If you put all those things in a waterproof container like a plastic bag or line the hat with waterproof material you can :)
Nice instructable. Most Tilley hats do have a secret compartment in them--but they are pretty spendy. I lucked out and found one at a second-hand store that was never worn.
found one that had ripped and took advantage of the lifetime replacement guarentee.
This is a great idea! When I got my newest boonie hat, I was trying to think of ways to store survival tools in the brush strap, but this is a way better idea.
Awesome, I'm going to make one as soon as I get home. I'm probably going to store a ninja star in it.
If you don't already have the hat, look for one of this style of hat that is meant for boating. Most of them already have a pocket in the top for foam so it will float if lost overboard. All you have to do then is add a velcro flap or a zipper.
Nice. I'm going to get some fabric to make custom stuff sacks and I'll add this project to the bunch. I actually have a military bill type cap that has an open pocket in the top.<br><br>What about sewing a round zippered pouch and then using Velcro&copy; to hold it place? Then you could remove the pouch and put the hat back on.
That's an awesome idea! When I saw the one on Survivorman I knew I had to have one so I jumped right in but I love the idea of a removable velcro one. If you go that route I suggest keeping in mind that your head still has to go in the hat so make sure that it's a very thin pouch so that it doesn't mess with the fit too much or look weird.

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