We did not win the egg-and-spoon race however. It turns out that the galloping and lead changes so useful in a barrel race do not work as well in an egg-and-spoon race. He tried though.
Pictures of our winning bonnets:
This is Pepper's bonnet with flowers. It also has a reflective trim in case I want to use it at night.
This is a picture of my helmet cover hat from the test run the day before. I based the look on an old painting I pinned on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/161425967863730443/