Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful Hattie Carnegie hats we've ever seen. It is breathtaking, detailed, ornate, elegant - too many adjectives to include here.
I doubt we will ever find another original Carnegie with this style, beauty and detail.
It is just amazing and this piece is highly collectible. If we ever find another one like it (doubtful), we will buy it at any price.
This extraordinarily chic Hattie Carnegie cap features beautiful velveteen fabric covered in a fabulous paisley motif in blue, green, and persimmon orange.
An extra bump of fabric sits on the crown and is absolutely covered in darling flat back rhinestones in varying, subtle gray, green, and blue tones.
A strip of chocolate grosgrain lines the band and matches the gorgeous brown, silken lining.
On the interior, you'll also find two small combs which allow for a secure, comfortable fit and the original maker's tag which reads "Hattie Carnegie Original".
Except for one small dark spot on the interior, the hat is in excellent vintage condition.
If you are a mad hatter, this is an absolute beauty to add to your collection. You can certainly wear this piece, but it is museum quality and we would expect it to be carefully handled and displayed to preserve its "to difficult to describe" beauty.
This is the best example of the best designs of Hattie Carnegie. It is a treasure to add to any mad hatter's collection. It may be a one and only or a custom piece.
Measurements: Interior band size: 19" Exterior circumference: 22 ½" Height: vertical from brim (4"), side to side (10 ½")