Wine felt half hat with felt feathers.
As with all my occasion hats, I make this chic piece by hand, using traditional millinery techniques. For this particular hat, I have hand-blocked and almost entirely handsewn the piece, apart from a small amount of machine stitching to the lining and the felt feathers.
I cut the felt faux feathers by hand, before encasing millinery wire within them, to create flowing lines that hold their shape. I have selected two complimentary shades of felt for the feathers; one to match the base of the hat and the other a slightly more maroon colour, to give contrast.
Finally, I have finished the piece by lining it with a coordinating maroon silk and finishing inside with a coordinating petersham ribbon.
Dimensions of Hat
- Width (at widest point): approximately 12cm (4.75 inches)
- Length: approximately 24 cm (9.5 inches)
- Circumference: approximately 49.5cm (19.5 inches)
The faux feathers add approximately 4cm (1.5 inches) extra in height to the hat. However, they can be shaped to reduce or increase the height, to suit the wearer.
How to Wear this Hat
I have designed this hat to be worn to the left of the head. The hat is fitted with an adjustable black elastic, which secures 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 chic hat would look great at a wedding or race day; its simple, elegant shape pairs beautifully with the flowing feathers, which adorn it; adding a little drama, as well as a sense of movement to the piece. Meanwhile, the sumptuous wine red and maroon of this hat would look especially fitting throughout autumn and winter.
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!
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!
Looking For Something a Little Different?
I created this wine red felt hat, with complimenting felt feathers, 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. For example, I could create this hat with a different colour or type of fabric, to suit your outfit. If you would like to discuss a bespoke order, please do drop me a message, and I will get back to you.
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