It’s time for the Kentucky Derby where ladies wear their most eye-catching hats. I quickly whipped up a net confection called “a fascinator” like those you see at the horse races in Kentucky or at the Ascot racecourse in England. It would work for attending a royal wedding as well.
To make this, I used bits and pieces that I had around the house including a mesh vegetable bag, part of a leather golf glove, and some small silk roses. For tools, all you need are a stapler and a pair of scissors.
Steps to Make a Doll Hat from Netting
Here’s how I made a hat called a fascinator.
- I used a mesh bag such as oranges come in.
- I arranged it to form a half-veil, then bunched the rest to create drama on top.
- This was stapled to a small piece of leather (part of an old black leather golf glove).
- The excess netting was cut off and some miniature roses tucked in.
You can find examples on Amazon to give you inspiration for making such a hat. Often they use feathers or ribbons. Just click on the picture below to see more examples on Amazon.