12th November 2010: Hat Progress So tonight i decided to start the talllllll stovepipe/chimney hat whichever you care to call it. Im no good at making hats from scratch, so i bought a basic top hat and used stiffner as a tube to extende it upwards, then covered it in felt. I still need to finish off the top and add the band, belt and goggles. The band and belt should be no problem, and i've bought a pair of goggles online which i can paint when i get them. Excite!!