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How do you style your hat?

In New York city trends come and go like the flu, but one trend that I have not seen fade but grow stronger still is the hat trend. Fedoras, straw hats, felt hats, they are everywhere and can make a bold statement. The only rule is that you have to own your look. Here are some of my favorite hats from the last few seasons.

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2009 wide brimmed hat (I was actually at that show, it was very moving, very intense and very beautiful), Prada pastel straw hat, Chanel black straw hat, Gucci straw bowler, Vivienne Westwood over-sized straw hat, Stevie Nicks in a top hat, Vanessa Paradis in a black felt hat and me in a gorgeous hat a friend had made in Denmark.

I love the look of a wide brimmed hat so much that I created a tutorial to make your own. Make your own wide brimmed hat by clicking here.


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    Jun 26, 2010, 08.37 AMby raving

    I love bowlers hats, but most of all I adore straw boater hats. They’re not too huge, and they remind me of the sea, and anything that reminds me of the sea is an instant favourite!

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    Jun 24, 2010, 10.27 PMby learn-to-sew

    My daughter and I were looking for a great oversized hat to fight the sun when at the pool. Wish I had seen this hat pattern first. But, now that I have, I think this would be a great pattern to use to improve her sewing skills and for anyone else who may want to <a href = “http://sew-it-yourself.com&#8221;&gt; learn to sew.

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    Jun 24, 2010, 04.24 AMby solsticefire

    I LOVE that hats are coming back! I just uploaded a hat I made after taking a Millinery class… http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/a-raspberry-colored-hat.

    I think hats complete the statement of dressing up from head to toe :)

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    Jun 24, 2010, 12.20 AMby wzrdreams

    Ahh! I always wondered who the “Famous Designer” was in the Lionbrand crochet hat pattern of the same name. Now I know it was Prada… Now if I can just find some rustic linen yarn to make it out of.

    (Prada Hat knock off pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/clsu-pradaHat.html?noImages=)

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    Jun 23, 2010, 09.20 PMby ginifur

    HATS! I love hats. I have a collection of almost ten hats, most of which are vintage. My favorite three are a yellow hat that reminds me of a cropped riding helmet with a brim and black veil (my estimate is 1950s), a black velvet cap that has a fanfare of raven feathers around the side and down the back (I estimate probably 1940s), and a skull cap that is completly covered with purple feathers and rhinestones (this one reminds me of the 1930s).

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