I'm coveting this hat which is currently up for auction on eBay. Its made of a rich pink straw, with tulle and velvet roses around the crown, is about 1940's in date and is stunning! Its certainly one I want to try and recreate. I haven't done any work with straw before but I know I can get straw braid from my millinery supplier. Think I may have to give it a try at some point! And I many yet buy the vintage original!!