Hats and gardening go together well. One can stay much cooler while gardening in a hat. In addition, hats protect your skin from the ravages of the sun. My father, a farmer, has always worn hats and today, looks much younger than his 77 years of age. Hopefully, I have inherited the same gene!
To make your own garden hat, here are a few suggestions:
- Purchase a plain straw hat.
- Collect dried flowers, moss, a silk butterfly or two.
- Put on some fun music (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons works especially well)
- Start working!
The dried flowers can be roses, lavender, cockscomb, salvia, babies breath, hydragena, yarrow, etc. The flowers would be probably best attached with a glue gun.
An important final consideration is to store your garden/herb hat out of the direct sunlight. As we all the know, the sun is incredibly strong and can bleach the colors out of the flowers/herbs.
Enjoy your garden hat!
By Polly Singer