SOLD – Julia

//SOLD – Julia

SOLD – Julia

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This is a feminine take on the traditional men’s bowler hat.  The felt reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, in her polka-dot dress at the Polo field.  The throwback feeling of the fabric dress used in this hat has me nostalgic for a simpler time and a delightful romcom movie.  While the silk material is fused with merino wool to make the hat, a simple strip of silk is used to highlight the hatband on this one-of-a-kind hat.  Simple covered buttons detail the side of the hat band in understated classic style.

Description

This hat is handmade felt.  The red polka-dot fabric is fused with raw wool in a process of wet felting called nuno felting.  Once the fabric/felt hood is created, it is stiffened and blocked over a vintage wooden block to shape.  The brim is first wired, then an elastic inner band sewn by hand, helping with the comfort of the hat and to keeps it on your head.  The outer silk band was hand sewn, with special detail to the little dot buttons on the side.

This hat fits a small head 21.5-22.0″ wide.  If you have questions about fit, please contact me.

 

“I enjoy hats.  And when one has filthy hair, it is a good accessory”  – Julia Roberts