Navy blue straw button hat, with a petersham ribbon rosette and freshwater pearls.
As with all my occasion hats, I have made this elegant piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. This particular hat has been hand-blocked, and is also entirely handsewn.
I have chosen not to line this piece, in order to make the most of the beautiful open weave of the straw; this has the added benefit or keeping you nice and cool on a warm day. Instead of lining the piece, I have opted to simply trim the inside with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 18cm (7 inches)
- Height: approximately 5 cm (2 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 55cm (21.5 inches)
The rosette measures approximately 12cm (5 inches) wide.
How to Wear this Hat
I created this hat to be worn to the right of the head, at a slight angle toward the face.
The hat is secured in place by a black, adjustable elastic. 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 navy blue straw hat, with its coordinating ribbon rosette and pearls, I had formal spring and summer events in mind. The straw features a fabulous sunburst effect woven into it which adds an element of lightness to the design. Whether a race day, a wedding or a cocktail party, you’re sure to look chic in this hat.
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 blue straw 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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