Royal blue felt percher hat, trimmed with a rosette of felt loops.
This one of a kind hat has been made using a reclaimed vintage hat. The decoration has been deliberately kept to a minimum. This allows the glorious pile of this velour felt to be the star of the hat.
Velour felt is known for it’s sumptuous rabbit fur pile which mimics the finish of velvet fabric. Dainty, yet striking, this blue cocktail hat is incredibly tactile.
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 a checked vintage silk dupion in blue, green and black. The inner is also finished with a coordinating blue petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 13cm (5.5 inches)
- Length: approximately 15cm (6 inches)
- Height: approximately 5 cm (2 inches)
The felt loops add approximately 2.5cm (1 inches) extra in height to the side of the hat. The looped rosette measures approximately 7.5cm (3 inches) in diameter.
How to Wear this Hat
I created this hat to be worn to either the left or right of the head, and is designed to skim the wearer’s temple.
I will add a black, adjustable elastic to the hat according to your chosen position. This can be used 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 blue velour felt hat is perfect for all formal occasions, including race day meets and weddings, in Spring, Autumn and Winter. The bold colour, along with the abstract decoration, offer contemporary style. Meanwhile, the shape of the hat keeps the look classically elegant and understated.
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.
Complete your message in the box above, especially if it is to be delivered direct to the lucky lady. Please 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 small royal blue felt hat with loops 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 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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