My son decided one day that he needed a chef’s hat and he wanted it to be very “poofy”. I knew I had to find some very stiff fabric to give the hat some body. After all, he wanted a mushroom shape, not a pancake!
The local thrift shop had a surplus of military uniform shirts. The fabric was quite stiff and stain free.
After disassembling the entire shirt, I found there was more than enough material to make a hat as “poofy” as he desired.
As you might be able to tell, he is quite pleased with his new hat!