Ever since my 2010 New Year's resolution to wear more hats, my home has become a veritable dumping ground for colorful hats of all shapes and sizes. I do hang some on the wall, and others are kept in hatboxes, but I really thought it was high time some of my pretty hats received proper stands all their own. After checking online and in local antique stores to see what sort of hat stands were available, I was struck with the thrifty idea of making my own. Here's how I did it:
When I first started shaping the wires, I was frustrated with their refusal to bend perfectly, as I had envisioned in my mind. Each piece had weird bends and wouldn't sit quite right. Luckily I kept pushing through, because after wrapping the yarn around the whole connected piece, the metal was much more agreeable, and little variations became less noticeable.
You might try wrapping the wire before connecting each piece, if you want to save time (it would probably be easier), but I liked the continuity achieved by wrapping it all at once in the end. Curse of perfectionism, I 'spose! As always, if you have any questions, I will answer them in the comments section below.