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Things you will need: Cardboard packing paper 12 coffee straws 6 pipe cleaners lots of tape hot glue fabric (scrap is fine)
Draw 2 big circles and cut them out
Draw a smaller circle, it will be where your head goes cut it out, but make it fits (it's better to make it smaller at first than bigger ...
Put 2 coffee straw together, repeat this 6 times then put a pipe cleaner through to strengthen it
Poke 6 evenly spaced holes for the rods to fit in put hot glue or Elmer's glue in the hole and place the rod in the hole if ...
Do step 4 6 times then repeat again by attaching it to e inner circle of the rim
attach 6 rectangular panels vertically between each straw
reinforce with tape to ensure the structure stays together sturdily
tape down any unsmooth edges on the rim of the hat
glue packing paper to the top edge of the hat
cut another piece of packing paper and glue it to the top of the hat
cut as close to the edge as possible
glue edges down to smooth out the top of the hats surface and blends the edges smoothly
get any (scrap) packing paper and glue it to the rim of the hat
fold the edges as closely to the form and over the edge and under the rim and glue it down, at this point you can paint it if you ...
start attaching fabric, gluing the edges and only little bits inside to give it a natural look of bunched fabric
now once you finish gluing the fabric your done unless you want to add hat pins and other accessories to the hat
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