I decided to modify the original top hat template that I had and instead of a cylinder, I made a cone out of a 9" circle and voila! I have a Gothic witch's hat. I folded 1/4" tabs at the bottom part of the cone outward and sandwiched (sand witch? lol!) them between the two paper "doughnuts".
I used paper from GCD Studio's Paris Nights line. The black pearls are from Prima. I added black flowers that I had cut using a die from Cherry Lynn, centered with "pearls" made using Viva Decor Pearl pen in cream. Tulle, orange and green feathers and a skeleton cameo were used as additional embellishments.