Turquoise sinamay large button shaped hat with a turquoise crinoline knot.
I have created this beautifully elegant hat from vegan-friendly sinamay. I have used the traditional millinery technique of hand-blocking to mould this vibrant turquoise sinamay. This creates the button shaped base of the hat.
Delicate turquoise crinoline has been used to make swirling knot which adorns the top of the hat. This is an elegant and contemporary design that will work with floral, geometric or abstract prints. The knot also adds an element of height and drama to the design.
I have chosen to leave the hat unlined. Instead, I have simply finished the inside with a matching turquoise petersham ribbon.
This design is part of my Pick and Mix collection. Significantly, this collection is designed to be as versatile as possible. Each design allows for variations to colour, shape of hat, as well as the option to personalise the decoration with extra features. For example, an additional colour could easily be added to this knot decoration for extra “oomph”.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width: approximately 18cm (7 inches)
- Height: approximately 5 cm (2 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 55cm (21.5 inches)
The loops add approximately 7cm (2.5 inches) to the height of the design.
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this large button hat with loops to be worn to either side of the head, at a slight angle towards the face.
A black adjustable elastic will be fitted depending on your chosen position. This is used to secure the piece in place. The 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
I created this turquoise sinamay hat with formal spring and summer events in mind, however it is a great all rounder. It would be perfect for a race day meet or a wedding. The lightweight and breathable sinamay is perfect for both indoor and outdoor events.
Meanwhile, this colour can be paired with a variety of seasonal palettes. The structured knot is a classic and versatile style of decoration and will work with all kinds of printed fabrics.
Your hat will be sent in an ivory square hat box. This will be carefully packed with acid free tissue paper, and finished 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?
This design also lends itself to being recreated in a combination of colours.
Alternatively, the design could also be used 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.
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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