Royal blue felt button hat with wired and embroidered felt faux feathers.
This cocktail hat is perfect for all formal occasions including race day meets and weddings.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. This particular hat has been hand-blocked, and is also almost entirely handsewn, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining and the trimming.
The felt faux feathers, which are the main focus of this piece, have been cut by hand. I have used machine embroidery to encase millinery wire within the feathers. In using this technique, I have been able to create distinctive flowing lines, which hold their shape.
For the lining of the hat, I have chosen a stylish, contrasting orange and blue paisley print silk twill. To finish, I trimmed with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Diameter: approximately 17cm (6.5 inches)
- Height: approximately 4 cm (1.5 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 53cm (21 inches)
The feathers add approximately 6cm (2.5 inches) in height to the hat. However, they can be shaped to reduce or increase the height to suit the wearer.
How to Wear this Hat
I created this hat to be worn to the right of the head.
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 hat with versatility in mind. Indeed, this royal blue felt button hat, with faux feathers, would look just the ticket at any formal occasion, regardless of the time of year. Whether you’re attending a spring race day, an autumn wedding, or a Christmas cocktail party, you’re sure to look the epitome of style, in this beautiful hat.
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 Felt Button Hat 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. If you would like to discuss this option, please do drop me a message, and I will get back to you.
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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