The ladies of the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest have for decades been wearing floral decorated hats to their annual Spring luncheon. From the silly to the sublime, their hats proudly display the abundance from their gardens (or florist if the weather doesn’t cooperate) and their ability to turn a few materials into unique and beautiful creations. They have Hattitude in abundance which simply means the ability to wear any type of hat without looking ridiculous.
Please don’t be intimidated if this is your first foray into hat design. A fascinator can be made using a head band and a piece of oval felt cut with a couple of slits to slide the felt on. Attach ribbon or a scarf and some flowers and glue or pin them onto the felt., Voila.
Another method to make a fascinator is take a shoulder pad, cover it with material or leaves, add a comb or barrette underneath and glue flowers to the top.
How about using an umbrella hat?
For many of us the fun of dressing up and having tea parties as girls now expresses itself as adults in laughter and fun with friends at the GCOPRF luncheon.
Enjoy the gallery of creations made thru the years: