I just bought a hat from "The Burlington Coat Factory". It is black fur felt, about a 3" brim, and quite nice. Cost me $16.
I've replaced the toliet paper that passed for a ribbon with black grosgrain ($2), I've bought satin for a liner ($4), and a leather sweat band ($5.25+ S/H).
For less that $40, not counting time with a needle and thread, and I'm going to have a hat better than a current Stetson!