Green sinamay half hat with ringneck pheasant feathers and a coordinating green silk rose flower.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques.
For this particular piece, I formed the base of the hat by moulding sinamay round a wooden block. After I had formed the base, I then added all embellishments by hand; in fact, this piece is entirely hand-sewn.
I chose to leave the hat unlined, simply finishing the inside with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 12cm (4.75 inches)
- Length: approximately 24cm (9.5 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 49.5cm (19.5 inches)
The flower decoration at the side of the headpiece measures 11cm across (4.5 inches) and adds a further 4cm (1.5inches) to the total length of the design.
How to Wear this Hat
I designed this hat to be worn to the right of the head. A thin elastic 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
When I created this green hat, with its large silk flower, I had formal Spring and Summer events in mind. For example, this hat would be perfect for a race day, a wedding, or even a cocktail party. The lightweight and breathable sinamay will keep you cool in the heat. While the pastel tones and floral embellishment is just right 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 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!
Show me how You wear Yours!
I LOVE seeing photos from my customers showing how they have styled their hats for the big occasion!