Sometimes a garment calls out to me, to be made into a hat as was the case with this heavily beaded silk dress. The beads are from the yoke of a vintage silk “trophy wife dress” that are a stark contrast to the black solid wool background. Fashioned into a coquettish 20’s cloche, this hat is striking in its design and functional (warm) for the winter. Dress it up or down, this hat will go with you everywhere!
This hat is handmade felt. The beaded silk fabric is fused with raw wool in a process of wet felting called nuno felting. Once the fabric/felt hood is created, it is blocked over a vintage metal block to shape.
This hat fits a large head, 23.25-24″ wide. If you have questions about fit, please contact me.
“She quietly expected great things to happen to her, and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.” – Zelda Fitzgerald.