Charlie Russel Hat Memorial for Tom Wickes

Charlie Russel Hat Memorial for Tom Wickes
Don Lightfoot and I made this Charlie Russel hat and gave it to Diana Wickes in memory of her husband Tom Wickes. He was a man of genuine wisdom and humility, an exceptional friend.

The hat band is braided steel wire. The hat is 1/8" steel, and is nearly 2 times the size of a normal hat, but otherwise is a very close replica of the classic Charlie Russel hat. Tom had a small but impressive collection of hats, and his favorite was a Charlie Russel hat.