I have a pricey dressage hat I treated myself to years ago, which I don't want to alter. Imagine my delight in finding the virtually identical hat at a thrift store, for less than1/4 of the price of a new hat.
To decorate the dressage hat, I browsed through my stash of ribbons, beads, accent pieces, etcetera.
I used the copper chain (above right photo) to lay over the base of the crown (partly as it helped keep the ribbon nicely flat). The bow alone seemed plain (sorry, no photo of it at this stage, I wasn't thinking), so I decided to use the brass rose (from the above right photo) to decorate the bow.
|From an angle, no flash|
|Side on, with flash|