This hat would be right at home on Downton Abbey! The brim shape is a soft oval and the sides are longer than the front; the back is much narrower at 2 1/4 inches. It is hand blocked using traditional millinery techniques, including steaming, shaping, and hand sewing. The unique feature of this hat is that it was felted with a lighter oatmeal color top that blends into a soft muted brown color. A gorgeous cream to brown ombre hand dyed silk band and oversize coordinating rose provides a nice contrast to the wool's texture. The grosgrain drawstring inner band can be tightened or loosened to fit as small as a 21 inch head size and as large as 23 inches.
I have been making hats since 2004. My hats have been showcased in the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Kentucky since 2010, when I received the Judges Choice Award. I am honored to have had a hat chosen for display at The Great Hat Exhibition in London in March, 2018. I have won the Best of Show award at the Greater Cleveland Art and Gallery Festival, and many awards for art and gallery shows through the years.
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