Vintage Hat Friday

This pretty straw boater is available for sale in my Etsy store. It doesn’t have a label, but it’s another well-made piece from my collection. The pretty plaid silk and pique ribbon is just lovely. The hat is blocked over a straw base that has a warm golden patina. The pleated ribbon carries to the underside of the brim. It’s fully lined and has a comb in front to secure it. An oversize feather tops it all off.

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Vintage Hat Friday

Hello Vintage Hat Fans,

Today’s hat is so well made that I’m surprised there isn’t a label in it. Perhaps there was at some point. That’s the mystery of vintage. I’m guessing this to be 1950s.

This is a very finely woven straw picture hat. Please notice the intricate straw embellishments around the crown. These items were made by very skilled hands. And I love the straw braid band around the brim. Such an elegant piece.