Stone felt boater hat, with a vintage-style petersham ribbon rosette and a large freshwater pearl.
This boater features a large oval domed crown and a short brim, which I have edged with narrow petersham ribbon. This is a very wearable size of hat. Indeed, it’s perfect for a race day or a wedding, and looks particularly stunning when worn at a rakish slant!
As with all my occasion hats, I make this elegant felt boater, and its ribbon rosette adornment, using traditional millinery techniques. This particular hat has been hand-blocked, and is also almost entirely handsewn, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining.
Inside, I have lined the hat with luxurious, gold silk dupion, before trimming with a co-ordinating petersham ribbon.
- Hat Brim:
- Width (from edge to edge): approximately 29cm (11.5 inches)
- Width (from edge of crown to edge of brim): approximately 5cm (2 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 90cm (35 inches)
- Crown of Hat:
- Width (at widest point): approximately 17cm (7 inches)
- Length: approximately 18cm (7 inches)
- Height: approximately 8cm (3.25 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 58cm (23 inches)
How to Wear the Hat
I have designed this piece so that you can wear it to the left or right of the head.
The hat is secured in place by a black, adjustable elastic. This elastic is thin enough to be hidden in your hair, thus creating the illusion that the hat is magically perched on the head.
Where to Wear this Hat
This classic felt boater, with its ribbon rosette decoration, would be perfect for formal occasions, from autumn through to spring. It would also look just as good at a race day, as it would at a wedding.
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 stone felt boater 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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