There’s so much to love about the Kentucky Derby! The amazing horses, sipping on a mint julep or mojito in the sun while you take in the races and festivities. But the best part about this glorious American tradition? The hats, of course–and that’s why how to make a hat that stands out should be your top priority this weekend.
The big question is: What do you want your hat to say about you? A Kentucky Derby hat is a chance to show a little fashion flair, of course, but it’s also a chance to let your silly side shine through. If you’re an animal lover, how about creating a hat topper that’s shaped like a pink pig? Or if you’re more into gorgeous flowers, this may be a good time to top your look with a hundred pretty red roses, like the woman in our video below.
Look, we can’t all borrow one of Kate Middleton’s elaborate fascinators for racing’s biggest day, so we might as well get creative! Grab a hot glue gun, a straw hat, and some glitter, and let the wild hats in this video inspire you to create a Kentucky Derby hat that will win first place.
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