an old pair of leather pants
a button down shirt
a roll of ribbon
a rotary cutter
some dental floss
a leather needle
your sewing machine
a body form (or a cooperative friend)
and your scissors
Step 1: Chapter One: TRICORN HAT
Then cut off the zipper and top band of the pants.
Lay the pants flat on the table and neatly pin the pant legs together.
Step 2: CREATE THE RIM
From the center of the circle measure out one foot and draw a second circle. Don't worry if its not perfect, your going to end up cutting it down later anyway.
Next, use a rotary cutter to cut the big circle and then the little circle, to form a doughnut shape.
Using your dental floss and your leather needles, sew down the pinned seam on the doughnut shape.
Place the doughnut shape around a bowl, and set it to the side.
Step 3: YE OL' HEADPIECE
Then take the small circle that you have already cut out of the doughnut shape and sew along the pinned seam with the dental floss (always use the dental floss and the leather needles during this project because the dental floss is wax and strong, and the leather needles are sharp).
Next sew the ring to the small circle, to create a top to the hat, and a space for your head.
Then place the headpiece on top of the bowl, which is surrounded by the doughnut shape, and sew the two sections together.