Hat palm palm hat
January 10, 2013 12:07 PM   Subscribe

How to make a palm hat, in two parts. (No audio, but hypnotizing video.)
posted by cthuljew (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I was hoping to see hats made from 90's-era PDAs, but this is cool, too.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:18 PM on January 10, 2013

The first time I tried to make that hat, I apparently measured my own head wrong, or I somehow shortened the band while I was weaving the fronds. A lot of work for something I couldn't wear, and I've never tried again.
posted by CancerMan at 12:23 PM on January 10, 2013

I can totally hear that fellow's awesome accent.

(I suppose he could be from Milwaukee, but that isn't what I hear)
posted by dirtdirt at 1:26 PM on January 10, 2013

I'm prepared to be a castaway now.
posted by surplus at 1:35 PM on January 10, 2013

Stick that in your 3D printer.
posted by sneebler at 2:39 PM on January 10, 2013

But is it any good?
posted by hat_eater at 3:17 PM on January 10, 2013 [2 favorites]

oh man that was AWESOME!!!!! I can just imagine the callouses on their hands... rough enough to withstand getting cut by the fronds, doing this day and day on.

I'd like to make hats.

I think I'd like it even more than to train this guy to train tourists to make their own hats.
posted by rebent at 4:26 PM on January 10, 2013

Hey, do people in different countries do different knots? Or does everyone do square, granny, and bunny knots?
posted by rebent at 4:26 PM on January 10, 2013

Mrs. agent and I, simultaneously, at about 8:45 in the second video: "wow, that's a sharp fucking knife!"
posted by agentofselection at 5:12 PM on January 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

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