I have quite the collection of hats and caps, which until now I’ve kept in a drawer. But since it was my desire to hang them somewhere I could see them, I bought some great laundry hook clips on Amazon and attempted to McGyver a place to hang them using items I already had at home. But—alas—I soon discovered that I didn’t have an extra clothes hanging rod on hand.
While I looked at the existing clothes rod in my closet, the thought came to me: You could lash a perpendicular spar to the top of the clothes rod!
And in my memory arose an image of photocopied pages of knot-tying instructions from the Boy Scout Handbook that I had studied in my youth for my 4-H horsemanship projects, several of which dealt with various types of lashing.
So, thanks to this great online tutorial on making a square lashing, and using what I believe to be a former toilet plunger handle, I created a homemade hat and cap hanging rack in my closet.
I think I just leveled up in McGyver-style home project skills.