One of the more popular editorial accessories of the moment is Jil Sander‘s so-called “veil beanie” for Spring 2012. That’s it, up there on models Daria Strokous and Hanne Gaby Odiele (the photo’s by Tommy Ton). British milliner Stephen Jones designed the piece, which the brand’s ecommerce store describes as a “lycra/polypropylene blend hat with lapel and contrast veil.”
While the hat is nothing more than a beanie with a veil, Jil Sander sets the value at $440 and, frankly, they could set it a lot higher what with its runaway popularity (thanks, Anna Dello Russo). Here’s the thing, though, even with the most rudimentary sewing skills–can you, for example, hold a needle between your fingers?–this look can be replicated for less than $20.
But then, of course, you wouldn’t get this:
So, to those of you who sew/craft, this is ridiculous, right? To those of you who can’t, this is… still ridiculous, right?
Also, here’s a good DIY tutorial, in case you need more help than “sew a swatch of fishnet onto a fucking beanie.”