The hat The circumference of the hat is in cardboard, stapled to form the circular hat shape, covered in fabric (also fastened by staples). A 0.4 inch diameter bourrelet (padded circular element filled with cotton) is fixed to the upper brim of the hat. An elastic piece of fabric is also fitted to the inside of the hat so that it is a good, firm fit (rather than just being like a sort of tube). A golden chain necklace with large links is fixed to the front of the hat, illustrating the hat's 'ship's bow' shape. A gold ribbon finishes the decoration of the bottom part of the hat and a flexible red ribbon will act as a chin strap. A veil hangs down from the top of the hat for a more fantastical look!