I want to color this cowboy/cowgirl hat for my niece's 5th birthday. I originally wanted to redo the trim too but now I'm not so sure about that. I may keep that the same. I'm also wondering if I'd need to add a finish or something to it so that the color doesn't run, get on my niece or anything else, or would go away if it gets wet. Any ideas? I have about a week to do this and would like to go buy the stuff for it tomorrow if possible.
I'm thinking not color it, rather dress it up with a hat band. Maybe one made of flowers or something. If trying to dye it or paint it does'nt work out, you will have to find another hat. You can even buy little clip on lights that flash....there are butterflies ect. Endless possibilities to dress this hat up.
Many suggest a dye dissolved in alcohol where you would buy a packet of dye and then in place of the water you are supposed to use, you substitute with alcohol instead so the dye can permeate through the waterproof layer on the straw hat. If not, spray paint would work.