I actually wore the hat that I said would 'never' be worn. I should never say never! I needle felted fiber to the inside to cover up the thin spots, then added natural dyed fiber and yarn design elements. At my mom's nudging I sewed a grossgrain ribbon inside to create a hat band or sweat band or whatever it's called. The search for ribbon was hampered by the latest snowstorm but finally mission accomplished. The very first person that saw it said "I like your hat" (I, of course, was thrilled to pieces) and I got to say "thanks, I made it!"