What I used:
Pink beach hat
4 yards of tulle (2 each of two different purples)
Two squares of purple felt, each a different color
One square of green felt
two peacock feathers
hot glue gun
needle and thread
First I pinned the two layers of tulle to the inside of the hat then wrapped it around and over the hat as I pinned
Then I sewed around the brim and in other area to get the tulle to stay down...a stitch here a stitch there
I cut circles out of the felt, then cut the circles into spirals and used my hot glue gun to glue as I rolled the spiral up into a rosette
I cut leaves out of the green felt.
I hot glued the peacock feathers onto the tulle, then the leaves, then three rosettes over the leaves and Voila!
I actually had a few people ask if they could take pictures of my hat. DIY is so much fun.
Some bonus pictures from out tailgate at the field
The table being set up
Michelle's hot pink solo cups
Michelle's pink lemonade jello shooters, similar recipes can be found on michelle's blog here
Blowing bubbles. Because that's just what you do when you're tailgating at a horse race
The ladies in our hats and sundresses
The boys in their southern tailgating best
Holding onto my hat and walking down to the field to get a closer look at the second race
Maggie trying to find my ear to tell me a secret
Me and Mags in the parking lot before leaving to hear out