Red felt button hat with nautilus ribbon shells
This cocktail hat is perfect for all formal occasions including race day meets and weddings.
The button hat base is approximately 17cm wide (6.5 inches), 4 cm high (1.5 inches) and 53cm (21 inches) in circumference.
The nautilus shell decorations have been made with pleated petersham ribbon in two complimentary tones of red. These add approximately 2cm (.75 inches) extra in height to the hat.
The hat is fully lined with a coordinating wine red silk dupion and trimmed with a matching red petersham ribbon.
This hat can be worn to the right or left of the head and attaches with an adjustable black elastic.
This red felt button hat with nautilus ribbon shells has been hand-blocked using traditional millinery techniques. This piece is almost entirely hand sewn apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining.
You can read more about my journey learning to make the nautilus ribbon trim on this hat here
***This is a one of a kind design however, it could be re-made in alternative colours and fabrics to suit your outfit and the season. Please do drop me an message if you would like to discuss this option***