I took a class at Quilt Festival this year with Gilbert Muniz: Make a Mini Mad-Hatter Topper. This was a fun class & Gilbert is a great teacher. I've made hats for dolls, but this one was not doll sized. More like half scale human size. It was great because I learned millinery techniques and used supplies I've never used before.
Clockwise from back: buckram, french elastic, petersham, millinery wire.
The only one of these I've used before is buckram.
I wanted to do a "Christmas fantasy" hat, and here it is:
If you ever get a chance to take a class from Gilbert, I highly recommend it!