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How To Make The Kentucky Derby Hat Of Your Dreams

Just because you're not at the Derby doesn't mean you can't dress up and day drink.

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So we decided to get in on the action. We poured ourselves a mint julep (okay, several) and got to work!

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We might not have tickets to the real dog and pony show, but that doesn't mean we can't wear weird things on our head and get day drunk!

Rachel's hat plays on the historical nature of horse racing and the child-like wonder of playful competition.

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This felted fascinator was made with a paper plate expertly perched on a headband. The wooden horse and her trophy were glued right on top.