last winter, i was at tj maxx, for i don't remember. a really cute hat caught my eye on my way out. it doesn't look that great on me, but i love it. it reminds me of a hat from the 1940's. it was only $5 so i bought it. it's kind of plain. at first, i would just wrap a thick black ribbon around it and secure it with a safety pin from the inside. that got old quick and i wanted to add some color to it. here is my first hat fancy. i like it. i wear yellow a lot. i just got a new coat that is yellow, so now i can coordinate better (hopefully, i'm not that great at matching clothes and accessories). i hand sewed eighteen buttons together (i already had them of course). then i took my gray jersey sheet scraps and cut them into three smallish strips, i'm not sure how long they were, this was kind of on a whim/last minute before i went out. i braided those smallish strips and threaded them throught the sewn buttons and wrapped them around my hat and tied them in a knot. i guess i could've sewn the ends together, but i haven't yet. and that's it!! i've also worn it as a regular head band. but i love it on my hat!! i keep talking about getting more hats, but my husband hates this hat and he says no more hats for me.....we'll see.