Coral pink straw mini button hat with contemporary swirl.
Perfect for a spring or summer race day, or wedding.
I have created this beautifully elegant hat from reclaimed straw. I have used the traditional millinery technique of hand-blocking to mould the coral straw which forms the button base of the hat.
The dramatic swirl, which sits on top of this base, is made from a complimentary abaca straw. I used the freeform method to create the abstract shape of this dramatic swirled loop.
Finally, rather than lining this piece, I have simply trimmed the inside with a coordinating pink petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 14cm (5.5 inches)
- Height: approximately 8cm (3 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 42cm (16 inches)
The abaca swirl adds an additional 10cm (4 inches) to the height of the hat at the tallest point.
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this piece to be worn to the right of the head. I have attached a black adjustable elastic, which you can use to hold 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
When I created this hat, I had formal spring and summer events in mind.
This hat is lightweight enough to be worn comfortably all day, and is therefore perfect for a wedding. This highly wearable piece, will take you right through from the ceremony, to the reception, and even on to the dancefloor!
Meanwhile, the dramatic swirled loop packs enough of a punch, to make a statement at any race day meet.
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.
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 straw hat, with its signature swirl, 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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