Unsurprisingly, it has the crudeness one would expect of a school art piece at this level, but hopefully it will get me the marks. The art I really value and wish to keep is the 2D stuff I did more recently, the paintings and such. 3D is not my area.
Does that cog in the middle look familiar? The DT department had some Lego Technic pieces kicking around, which they kindly donated to me. I shoddily spray-painted it with a sickly yellow colour, which was the closest I could find to gold or copper colours.
My starting idea with this was the concertina-folded newspaper... windmill... thing. It's the only place the whole object can be held from safely, because if you try and hold it from anywhere else, the whole thing will just disintegrate.
Admittedly, my final piece was not a hat but a fascinator, which just about stays on, balancing precariously on my head on a plastic comb from the market, provided I don't move. At all.