We used faux fur to make this "coonskin" hat.
First cut an oval shape from the piece of faux fur
approximately 9 inches long and 7 inches wide. Next cut a long
strip of fur 4 inches wide by 26 inches long. Begin in the
center back of the hat. Sew the long strip to the oval with
right sides together. After stitching around the entire circle
sew the two ends of the long strip together. Trim off any
excess. To make the tail dye a piece of the faux fur with shoe
polish in stripes to resemble a coon's tail. Roll the piece of
fur in a cylinder shape. Sew one end to the back of the hat on
the inside where the rough edges will not show.