This charming vintage hat dates from the 1940s, and embodies the decade's style to a tee!
Made of the highest quality wool and casein blend, the chocolate-brown hat has a simple shape with a domed crown and turned-in brim.
As you can see, the brim curves under and culminates at the inner-band which is lined with a narrow band of dark brown grosgrain ribbon.
A fun, matching hat pin at the back of the cap gives the piece a nice finishing touch. The hatpin has a large piece of matching wool attached to the end, giving the overall motif a nice congruity.
Finally, you will find a manufacturer's mark imprinted on the underside of the crown. The turquoise-blue mark shows a fair amount of wear, making some areas illegible. The legible areas read "94% Wool, 6% Casein".
Casein is a milk-protein occasionally used in hat making to give woolen hat-bodies added stiffness and lasting power.
Thought the interior shows some inconsequential wear, this darling little hat remains in excellent vintage condition.
Measurements: Interior circumference: 19", Exterior circumference: 24 1/2", Hat height: 3 1/4", Hatpin: 3 3/4" long Weight: 43.3 grams (1.53 oz)
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