Blue woven paper boater hat with two-tone blue petersham ribbon trim.
As with all my occasion hats, I have made this piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. This particular hat is hand-blocked and handsewn, apart from a small amount of machine stitching which was required on the brim.
I have trimmed the open lattice weave paper straw of this hat, with a vegan-friendly rayon and viscose mix petersham ribbon.
Meanwhile, I have chosen to leave the hat unlined. Instead, simply trimming the inside with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
- Hat Brim:
- Width (from edge to edge): approximately 30.5cm (12 inches)
- Width (from edge of crown to edge of brim): approximately 8cm (3.25 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 94cm (37 inches)
- Crown of Hat:
- Width (at widest point): approximately 12cm (4.75 inches)
- Length: approximately 13cm (5 inches)
- Height: approximately 4cm (1.5 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 42cm (16.5 inches)
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this hat so that it can be worn to the left or right of the head. I suggest wearing this piece at a rakish slant, to create a really stunning look.
The hat is secured in place by a black, adjustable elastic. 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
I designed this piece with formal Spring and Summer events in mind. The hat’s small oval crown, teamed with its wide brim would make an elegant statement at any race day or wedding.
This lightweight piece also offers a high degree of comfort. The brim provides shade (and style), Meanwhile, the open weave of the paper straw offers breathability. All round, this is a perfect hat for a hot Summer’s day!
I will send your piece in an ivory 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.
Please do complete your message in the box above, especially if you’d like it to be delivered direct to the lucky lass. Don’t forget to say who it is a gift for…and importantly, who it is from!
Looking For Something a Little Different?
I created this blue paper boater hat, with two-tone ribbon trim, as a one-of-a-kind piece. However, I can use the design as inspiration for a bespoke order. If you would like me to create something unique, tailored to your specifications, please do drop me a message.
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!
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