Hat of the Week

Good morning friends,

I’m changing things up a bit and will feature a hat of the week on Mondays, at least for a while. Today’s offering is a hat that I made for “One Hat, Many Milliners,” a project that showcased the diverse interpretations of how milliners approach making their hats. It was organized by The Milliners Guild of New York, which I belong to.

This hat is blocked in two pieces; the crown (top) is black wool velour felt, and the brim is a deep purple aubergine felt. The band is hand smocked and topped with a loose bow, vintage flowers and feathers. I cut away the right side of the brim to make it asymmetrical. Overall, a pretty and unique look. More photos and details may be found in my Etsy store.

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Vintage Hat Friday

Good morning hat collectors!  Although this is a wool felt hat, it hints of spring with its ring of flowers and fabulous handmade feather butterfly with long quill antennae. Each blossom adds dimension and depth, which makes anyone want to take a second look. There’s no label in his hat to identify a maker but it is hand stitched and has a high-quality feel. I think it’s a charming hat and I’m glad to have it in my collection.

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Vintage hat 1

Vintage Hat 2

Vintage Hat 2

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