Coral sinamay brimmed hat, with two-tone coral petersham ribbon trim.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. For this particular hat I have both hand-blocked and handsewn the entire piece.
I have designed the hat with a blocked smooth brim and close-fitting, shallow crown; this allows the hat to sit away from the face.
I chose to keep the hat unlined, and have instead edged it with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
- Hat Brim:
- Width (from edge to edge): approximately 30cm (12 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 93cm (36 inches)
- Crown of Hat:
- Circumference: approximately 53cm (21 inches)
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this hat to perch on the right of the head, at an angle.
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 created this piece with formal spring and summer events in mind. For example, this hat would be perfect for a race day, a wedding, or even a chic cocktail party. The lightweight and breathable sinamay will keep you cool in the heat, while the vibrant coral of the hat would look beautiful on a spring or summer 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 coral hat, with coordinating ribbon trim, 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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