Leopard print felt percher hat, trimmed with a simple, black felt bow.
This dainty, yet striking, tan and black leopard print cocktail hat would be perfect for all formal occasions, including race day meets and weddings.
As with all my occasion hats, I made this elegant hat by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. For this particular hat, I have hand hand-blocked, and almost entirely handsewn the piece, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining.
I finished the inside of the hat by fully lining it with black silk dupion. After which, I finished by trimming with a coordinating black petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 13cm (5.5 inches)
- Length: approximately 15cm (6 inches)
- Height: approximately 5 cm (2 inches)
At its tallest point, the felt bow adds approximately 10cm (4 inches) extra in height to the hat. The bow measures approximately 20cm (8 inches) in length.
How to Wear this Hat
I created this hat to be worn to the right of the head, and is designed to skim the wearer’s temple.
I have added a black, adjustable elastic to the hat, which you can use to secure 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
This leopard print percher hat is perfect for all formal occasions, including race day meets and weddings. The bold leopard print, along with the striking black felt bow, offer contemporary style. Meanwhile, the shaping of the hat keeps the look classically elegant.
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 leopard print felt percher hat, with its statement black bow, 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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