Bright Sunflower and Roses Enhance the Veiled Black Hat!
Bright Yellow Roses and Sunflowers boost this simple veiled black hat. The sunflower anchors the design. Roses follow the brim and appear at the front, under the brim. Leaves and polka-dot tulle complete the design.
You Will Need:
Tulle or Ribbon
#26 Florist Wire
Floral Wrap Tape
I began decorating the hat by creating small “corsages” to be attached to the hat. I wired the blooms for the underside of the brim. This consisted of a small “rosebud”, created by rolling petals together and wrapping the base with #26 wire, then wrapping the wire with floral wrap tape to create a stem. I wired a small rose bloom. Create loops and a small streamer out of the tulle. I took a leaf and arranged the small “rosebud” at the top. Add the tulle streamer, followed by the small rose and tulle loops. Wrap with floral wrap tape. Cut the ends of the wire and finish the end with floral wrap tape. Set aside.
Create the arrangement on the top of the brim using the same corsage technique. I wire the desired blooms first and stand them in a vase. For this hat, I wired a single sunflower bloom, three rose blooms and four leaves. I then make four large loops of tulle and two smaller streamers.
Place a leaf behind 2 single rose blooms, secure with floral wrap tape. I began by placing a rose bloom at the top of the sunflower, secure them with floral wrap tape. Place another rose bloom at the opposite side of the sunflower. Place loops of tulle around the roses and sunflower to create a bow, secure with floral wrap tape. Place a single leaf at the top of the sunflower, between the rose. Secure with floral wrap tape. Cut the ends of the wires, finish the ends with floral wrap tape.
To assemble, sew the arrangements to the hat using the fishing line threaded through the sewing needle. I began by sewing the small “corsage” on the underside of the brim. Place this near the side of the face. Secure and tie off the line. Place the larger “corsage” on the top of the brim, placing the leaf at the center of the sunflower, at the top of the hat. Allow the top arrangement to merge with the lower flowers, so that they look like a complete unit. Secure using the fishing line. Make sure that the flowers are secured tightly to the hat, so the flowers do not move while the hat is worn.
When designing your own hat, remember to have a larger flower bloom as the focal point. Build other blooms around the focal flower. There are many springtime flowers that look wonderful on hats. Enjoy!