I covered a thrift store straw pith helmet with a red brocade placemat, and covered the brim with a black straw placemat. The edge is bound in flame-motif ribbon. The insignia on the front is concocted from found objects and finished with a leather belt with long thongs that hang down the back. The top piece is a vintage brass drawer pull in the shape of an acorn, sourced from a local second-hand building supply store. The back is slit up the back to allow for better sizing.