My hat is special. Well, it's my hat, so I think it's the best. You tell me if it's as good as I think it is, after I tell you everything about my hat. OK?

I bought my hat at Claire's, a store I'm sure that you've all heard of. I was walking with my mom, and I saw a huge wall with fedoras in the store. I love fedoras -- they're my absolute favorite. I dragged my mom inside, credit card and all, and looked for the hat that I loved the most. That was when I found the fedora that I have today. I bought it (all right, my mom bought it for me) for a fairly cheap price, and immediately put it on as we left. And from there, you'd be worried it was stolen if I didn't wear it. I wore it after school, in my clubs, at home, outside. It's a nice change from the baseball hats that we see all the time. I thought I personalize it.

I looked around for something to use to make it the most like me, but my friends gave me such great ideas. So, I decided to do something that was kind of like Robin Hood. But, I didn't have a feather, nor did my tape stick to the material. So, it was time for me to get creative. I took some decorative duct tape with one of the most adorable decorations that I've ever seen, and sat at my computer screen, on my favorite website, Tumblr.com. That usually gives me great ideas. It was only when I saw a picture of a person writing that I figured it out. Kristen, you're in Creative Writing! Why not use a pen? I grabbed the first pen I found. I thought it was funny and adorable, and everyone who saw it thought it was cute as well.

If you want to decorate your own fedora, I recommend it. I recommend doing this for anyone who enjoys crafting, and is a lot more skilled and more organized than I am. I like how my hat turned out, and I hope others will decorate their hats too, to show off their personality and creativity!

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Claire deBruin's students, LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, Syosset

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