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How to make a Giant Floppy Hat? Answered

Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone knows how to make giant floppy hat like :

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6Dd00D9j0qM/RYxUaGWJSNI/AAAAAAAAADY/8JlD8OL7vig/s320/Burberry+Plaid+Floppy+Hat.jpg

or

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg?

Thank you!!

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Gorfram

8 years ago

Lokks like what you want is what's known as a Very, or Extremely, or Ultra-, or just plain Broad-Brimmed Ladies Hat; sometimes also called a Picture Hat.

Hopefully you can find a pattern for it under one of those names - if not, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

The closest thing I could find an Instructable for is the "Checkpoint Charlie Hat", which should provide some good general hat-making tips. (But you want a floppier brim that that hat calls for, so I'd suggest using medium-heavy duty interfacing insted of the plastic used for that brim.)

Hope this helps.

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caarnteddGorfram

Answer 8 years ago

What if you get hold of a really massive floppy hat, then wash it in very hot water and put it through the dryer, to shrink it down to a giant floppy hat?

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Gorframcaarntedd

Answer 8 years ago

;).

My first thought was to get hold of a bunch of those really giant old 8" floppy discs and make the hat out of them. (If you used 10 discs, you could store almost 10 MB of data!)

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Dani D.I.YGorfram

Answer 8 years ago

teehee ... I'm kind of embarrassed to say but... I own no floppy disks. none. at. all. never have. lol... maybe CDs?? ^_^ (of which I own very little as well. I'm a flash drive girl :D )

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GorframDani D.I.Y

Answer 8 years ago

Nothing embarrasing about that. Here on the other side of the generational/late adopting-Luddite-divide, I own no flash drives, none at all. (But somewhere around here, I may still have a deck of key-punch cards containing a FORTRAN program.) (Oh god I'm old.)

It'd be tricky to make a wearable hat out of CDs. Flash drives would be even worse, but if you could do it, you might have nearly half a terabyte's worth of hat. :)

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GorframGorfram

Answer 8 years ago

Or you could do a hat running the gamut of memories:
  • 8" floppy for the top of the crown
  • 3-1/2 inchers for the sides of the crown
  • 5-1/4 floppies for the brim
  • CD cut to form a visor-section of brim at front
  • magnetic tape hatband
  • magnetic iron memory core, or flash drive, or both, as hatband ornaments atop a -
  • key-punch card cut into a feathery frill
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Dani D.I.Ycaarntedd

Answer 8 years ago

lol LOL. That would be awesome!! except... a MASSIVE floppy hat cost roughly twice as much as a giant floppy hat. And I'm broke :( lol

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Dani D.I.YGorfram

Answer 8 years ago

oooo... I never knew it had all those names. I just call it a floppy hat ^_^ (as you can see) I'll look for the pattern. Thanks a bunch!! ^_^

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GorframDani D.I.Y

Answer 8 years ago

I forgot "wide-brimmed" as another name variation.

It's a fashion industry thing - if your competitor has just come out with his Extra-Wide-Brimmed Ladies Hat, then you can respond with your Ultra-Broad-Brimmed Picture Hat. The hats may be identical, but for effective advertising, the names have to be different.

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Dani D.I.Y

8 years ago

http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/summer-wide-brimmed-hat/ I FOUND IT!!!!! *jumps up and down and does the happy dance* YAYYY!!!! Just needed to know what to look for. Thank you guys! And there's the link if anyone else in interested. ^_^

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GorframDani D.I.Y

Answer 8 years ago

Cool!!! I'm so glad I could help. :)