First I drew the hats with a blue wash out marker and then stitched it with variegated thread. I wasn't terrible happy with my design - the hats didn't travel smoothly from one to another
Then I drew the hats with the Fleur de lis look. I liked some of the hats and others not so much.
Finally I just took a blank piece of muslin and started stitching. I am still not terrible happy with all my hats but I felt like I was finally getting the hang of stitching another hat to move from spot to spot. I can see myself using this as an all over design in a quilt.