Vintage Hat Friday

Greetings, Vintage Hat Lovers!

Today’s post features a hat that’s as charming and practical today as it was when it was made. The label is from R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. New York. This sweet topper is made from wool felt with a band of Persian Lamb across the front. The top of the hat features intricately woven strips of wool felt that create a pretty design that mimics the Persian Lamb. The original hat pin is still intact. I have restored this piece with a new inner grosgrain ribbon band and have added a very narrow black headband so that it stays put on the head.

I can envision this hat on a pretty woman shopping downtown in the late 1940s, early 1950s. Understated and chic!

Vintage topper front

Vintage topper front

Vintage topper side

Vintage topper side

Vintage Topper Back

Vintage Topper Back