Ivory percher hat with with a co-ordinating fabric rose flower.
As with all my occasion hats, I made this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. I have hand-blocked and hand-sewn this particular piece, except for a small amount of machine stitching on the hidden base.
The large rose, which I chose as the centrepiece of the hat, has a lovely sense of depth, with subtle green shading to the outer petals. Thus pale green fades away as the ivory colour intensifies, finishing in a rich cream centre.
The percher base is formed from artificial straw. While on the underside of this base is an additional small round sinamay sub-base. I use these two, in unison, to create an extra sense of height to the piece.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 23cm (9 inches)
- Length: approximately 19cm (7.5 inches)
- Height: approximately 8 cm (3 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 71cm (28 inches)
The rose measures 11.5cm (4.5 inches) in diameter, at its widest point.
How to Wear this Hat
This hat has been designed 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
I created this piece with formal Spring and Summer events in mind. For example, this hat would be perfect if you’re going to be a member of a Summer wedding party, or perhaps if you have a day at the races planned. The lightweight and breathable straw will keep you cool in the heat, while the pale hues and floral embellishment are 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 Ivory Percher Hat with Rose Flower 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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