I was going to make the hat, but I lucked up on a decent one on ebay. I got it today, thinking it was going to be a bit crappy since it was cheap, but in all it is a good hat. They have it in different sizes too. So, I actually just cut the cost on the commission I'm doing by lucking up on this hat. I might never be so lucky again, but this time I was.
Here's a link to the one I got: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330590898790
I still plan to make some full sized top hats soon with the pattern I have, I've only made mini top hats before. But this was a good find in all.