10.11.2008

Hats On

This season was all about the exposed zipper; from skinny ankle jeans to bomber jackets, you could find zippers just about anywhere. But why not try showing off the trend in an unconventional way - like on your head! This vintage hat by Pretty Young Thing combines the best of old school charm with a modern twist.

What You'll Need:
Vintage felt hat
1 yard black 1/4" ribbon

One 22" metal black zipper

One 22" metal white zipper

Charm, button, or trinket
Hot glue gun

Start by gluing the thin black ribbon around the circumference of the hat. Next, fold one zipper in half (but make sure the ends are not perfectly even) and make a loop knot. Repeat with the second zipper.

Lay one zipper on top of the other cock-eyed and glue together. Glue the two zippers on the side of the hat. Finally, attach your charm to the zipper pull so it hangs off the side. I used my favorite cell phone charm that I bought from Colette in Paris to add a little sentimental value to the accessory!

xx,CC

4 comments:

Lani said...

i absolutely love your blog! i'm in NY too! we should be friends - haha.

my friend and i just started a blog, www.sugarrockcatwalk.com.

la petite fashionista said...

i've been wearing alot of hats lately! this is so cute & different:)

LML said...

i am loving all the zipper accents this season! that hat is genuis!

MR style said...

oh cute