Gold straw button hat with a large bow and a navy blue birdcage veil.
I chose a contrasting navy linen to trim the edge of the ivory bow. This navy matches the veiling, creating an elegant unity to the piece.
I used the centuries-old millinery technique of hand-blocking, to mould the gold straw into shape for this piece. The stitching was also done almost entirely by hand, except for a small amount of machine stitching on the bow and lining.
I fully lined the inside of the hat with gold striped lining fabric, which I then trimmed with a co-ordinating gold petersham ribbon.
- Diameter: approximately 17cm (6.5 inches)
- Height: approximately 4 cm (1.5 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 53cm (21 inches)
- length: approximately 17cm (6.5 inches)
- Width (at widest point): approximately 10 cm (4 inches)
- Height: approximately 2.5cm (1 inches)
The drop on the veil is approximately 7.5cm (3 inches) from the edge of the brim.
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this piece so that it can be worn to the left or right of the head. The combination of a thin elastic with a pair of small metal combs will make it easy for you to secure the hat firmly in place.
Where to Wear this Hat
I created this gold straw hat, with its ivory bow and navy veil, to be worn to formal Spring and Summer events. For example, this hat would be perfect for a race day, a wedding, or even a Summer cocktail party. The lightweight and breathable straw will keep you cool in the heat, while the classic colour palette is perfect for this time of year.
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 Gold Straw 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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