By: Roseann and Goldie
Christophe Coppens is one of my favorite designers. His designs are some of the most unique out there and at times a bit preternatural. However out of this world his looks may be, drawing inspiration from his costume like designs we can create fun accessories that work in our daily wardrobe. His floral hat is the inspiration for my own floral shaped hat, created easily with rat tail cording.
- 1 ½ yards of 2mm rattail cord
- 1 Rhinestone button
- 4×4” piece of acetate
- Scrap fabric or faux leather
- 1 hair comb
- Hot glue and spray adhesive
- Choose a rat tail cord you would like to use. M&J has a wide variety of colors.
- Use a dab of craft glue on the end of cord to keep it from unraveling.
- Create loops out of the cord and pin in the center to create a floral shape. You want to create loops of different sizes. The loops we created are no larger than 3” and no smaller than 1 ½”.
- Once you have created the desired shape hand stitch the loops together at the center.
- It is okay if the center of your flower looks a little messy. Stitch a rhinestone button to the center of your flower.
- Draw a circle 3 ½” in diameter. Draw in the radius. Draw another circle with a 4 ½” diameter.
- Use the 3 ½” circle as your pattern for the hat. Using your pattern cut a circular piece of acetate. Make a cut into the circle along the radius you marked on your pattern.
- Mark ¾” to the right of the cut you just made. Pull the left side of the cut to the ¾” mark and glue. Hot glue may work best because it dries quickest. By doing this you have created a convex shape, so the hat will sit nicely on the head.
- Use the 4 ½” circle pattern and cut a piece of fabric.
- Apply a spray adhesive to the hat and cover with fabric. Fold the corners over to the inside and glue.
- Glue your flower to the hat and a comb to the inside to keep your hat in place.