Burgundy, pleated velvet, sloped beret hat.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. For this particular hat, I have hand-blocked and almost entirely handsewn the piece, save for a small amount of machine stitching on the lining.
The ruched, silk velvet, which I have used in this piece, creates a sumptuous and jewel-bright look; Whilst also providing a small amount of height, creating an elegant piece for autumn or winter weddings and race days.
The piece is fully lined inside with a complimenting burgundy, bottle green and mustard silk tartan.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 18cm (7 inches)
- Height: approximately 8 cm (3 inches)
- Length: approximately 22cm (7.5 inches)
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this burgundy, pleated velvet, sloped beret hat to be worn to the right of the head. I have fitted the hat with a thin, adjustable black elastic, which is used to secure the hat 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
I created this piece with formal autumn and winter occasions in mind. The rich, sumptuous velvet is perfect for this time of year. This is a hat that would look chic at any formal occasion; from a race day, to a wedding, or even a cocktail party.
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 burgundy velvet beret 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 work with a different colour velvet, to match your outfit, or even a different material entirely. If you would like to discuss a bespoke order, 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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