Nothing says Kentucky Derby more than wide brimmed, floppy hats! This craft is the perfect way to insure no one has the same hat as you this race season!


  • Kentucky Derby fabric:

3/8 yd. Winner’s Circle Roses Fabric

  • Large brimmed hat
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Large feather
  • Large Flower
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fabric Marker
  • Needle/thread
  • Scissors


  1. Cut fabric 12″ x 24″
  2. Fold both 24″ ends of fabric 1/4″ over to the wrong side and press in place.
  3. Mark lines 1″ apart across the length of the fabric.
  4. Fold the fabric like an accordion with equal space from top to bottom and press in place. Stitch the sides to secure the pleats in place.
  5. Wrap the pleated fabric around the hat and hot glue in place – pleated band.
  6. Fold the feather in half; tuck the bottom part in the pleated band of the hat and glue in place.
  7. Center the flower in front of the feather and glue in place.

Skill Level: Some experience necessary

Approximate Crafting Time: 1 – 2 hours