When I bought this hat it had a black band around it but that was just to darn plain for me, so I cut the black band off and added my own touches. I wrapped some scrap white nylon fabric around the top and curled the edges by holding it over a flame. It's hard to see in the picture but there is a string of beads peeking out from under the nylon fabric. Then I added two nylon curled flowers and there you have it, my new Cow-Gurl hat. It's so hot down here in Texas I think I'll put on my new hat and head on over to the saloon for one of those Southern Gurl drinks, see y'all.