Melbourne-based artist Phil Ferguson has a penchant for crochet — and we’re not talking doilies and baby booties. Ferguson, better known as chiliphilly on Instagram, creates over-the-top hats inspired by different foods and drink. You’d be hard-pressed not to chuckle over these silly concoctions, from a cinnamon bun hair piece á la Princess Leia to a chicken drumstick helmet. But perhaps more funny than these huge hipster-esque hats are the facial expressions of the artist himself. Who would’ve thought food art could be so amusing and sad?!

Here are five of our favourites from Phil Ferguson’s collection. See more of his art here.




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