I didn't take a before picture, but I'm sure you can imagine it. A plain, round crowned, broad brimmed straw sun hat, looking a little tired and dusty, blending in with all the other perfectly respectable but a dime-a-dozen straw hats.
A bit of blocking, wiring, and trimming later...
It is far from perfect, with some flaws in the straw and my quick curve cutting, but at an estimate materials cost of under $5, I'm a happy little hat wearer.
Celebratory milkshake time!
Now to take some inspiration from these stylish boater-wearing ladies as I strut around in this during the last of the summer sun.