This lovely early 1960s hat is covered in a very pale blush pink material that appears to be synthetic. It has a really interesting texture. The background looks like a weave and there are raised dots of shinier material. The crown is not quite flat, but barely rounded and the wired short brim extends outward a just a little bit. The floral display that surrounds the crown and covers most of the brim is done in unusual colors that are so pretty and look beautiful with the blush pink hat. The flowers are such a nice mixture of blossoms including small velvet buds that are white and larger fluffy looking flowers that are white tinted with brownish rose. The larger flowers each have a velvet center. There are also white star like flowers (with tiny stamen in the center of each flower) that are suspended on long green cotton covered stems that dangle throughout this garden. And, then as you will see in the photos, there are little bunches of tiny green daisy like flowers that have round cotton centers tinged with pink. The leaves that are tucked in among the flowers are really attractive, too. The larger ones are impressed olive green satin with a tint of rosy brown. And, then there are some just plain green leaves and finally some small impressed velvet leaves in shades of green and rose. It all goes together quite well! The inside of the hat is quite lovely, too! Lined in cream color faille, the hat has a sweet floral ribbon inner sweatband. This vintage 1960s hat is so very pleasing to the eye and so well made with much care and detail. So much so, that it’s a pity that the skilled milliner who made this hat did not use a label to identify their work.
Condition: Very Good
The larger brownish green satin leaves were made from two pieces of material and a wire in the center so they could be shaped. Over time, the two layers have begun to separate on several of the leaves. I’ve chosen not to try to reattach these areas with glue as I’m not sure how that would affect the material. Originally, I believe they were pressed together and not glued. This issue is not that noticeable and for that reason, it may be just as well to be left as is. This hat is in extremely clean condition and appears to have been well cared for.
Label: None Present
Size: None Present
Height of Hat Taken at Front: 6”
Diameter of Hat Taken Across Top of Crown: 7”
Circumference of Wired Outer Brim: 26 ½”
Total Circumference of Inner Floral Ribbon Sweatband: 21”
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