Black felt half hat, with a black and light beige ribbon fan, finished with a corded button.
As with all my occasion hats, I have made this piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. For this particular hat, I have hand-blocked and almost entirely handsewn the piece, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining.
I have finished the hat by lining the inside with a gorgeous, pale gold, silk dupion. Finally I have trimmed the inside with a coordinating black petersham ribbon.
The vintage-style ribbon fan, which is the star of this piece, offers a wonderful flash of contrasting colour and texture. The light beige of the petersham ribbon, contrasts beautifully with the matte texture of the black felt. Finally, to continue the retro feel of this piece, I also chose to add a gorgeous, antique-style corded button.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width (at widest point): approximately 12cm (4.75 inches)
- Length: approximately 24cm (9.5 inches)
- Height: approximately 2.5cm (1 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 49.5cm (19.5 inches)
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this hat to be worn to the right of the head, and fitted it with an adjustable black elastic, which secures the piece in place. This elastic is thin enough to be hidden in your hair, thereby creating the illusion that the hat is magically perched on the head.
Where to Wear this Hat
This is an elegant, little hat, with vintage-inspired accents and touches of luxury. Small enough to be worn comfortably all day, this hat would look just as good at a race day meet, as it would at a wedding or cocktail party.
I will send your piece in a white hat box, which I carefully pack with acid free tissue paper, and finish with a pink satin ribbon. Storing your hat in this tissue-filled box will keep it in tip top condition for many years to come.
Although I don’t offer gift wrap for these designs, I can add a gift message card if you are gifting from a distance.
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Visit my blog to find out more about the centuries-old techniques I use to create my one-of-a-kind pieces.
In my Hat Works Museum post, you’ll get an insight into how I mould the raw materials for this hat. In particular, you’ll discover the importance of wooden forms to the hat-making process, and get a glimpse of the sheer variety available!
Looking For Something a Little Different?
I created this black felt half hat with ribbon fan, as a one-of-a-kind piece. However, I can use the design as inspiration for a bespoke order – creating something unique, tailored to your specifications. For example, I could create this hat with a different colour or type of fabric, to suit your outfit. If you would like to discuss a bespoke order, please do drop me a message, and I will get back to you.
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