"Violet" is a feminine, one of a kind burgundy wine vintage-inspired cloche that's made completely by hand and blocked over a vintage hat block. The steaming and blocking process produces it's unique shape. Once the hat is blocked, a wire is sewn into the brim to help it stay in the desired shape. I do all of the stitching by hand.
The hat is a plush burgundy color and the brim is designed to be asymmetrical and different. The brim is edged in a burgundy satin fabric and the wide band and bow is purple with a shimmery subtle green sheen. The crown (top) has an asymmetrical dip that adds even more interest. It is topped with a vintage rhinestone button. As with traditional cloche hats, the back of the brim is short and shallow. A shallow back brim prevents the hat from bumping into your coat collar.
An inner grosgrain headband ribbon helps it keep its shape and avoids damage from makeup. Step out in style!
Made in the USA. In stock and ready to ship.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FIT AND SIZE: This pretty hat comfortably fits a 21 - 22 inch head size. Inner head size ribbon. Brim front: 2 5/8 inches; back 3/4 inches.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR HEAD SIZE: Place a flexible tape measure around the widest part of your head above your ears and eyebrows, where the hat will sit. Take this measurement three times to make sure it’s accurate. Generally speaking, a small range is 20-21 inches; medium is 21 ½ to 22 ½ inches and large is 23 to 24 inches.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SHIPPING: Free shipping in the contiguous US via USPS parcel ground select (2-9 days).
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CONTACT: Website: http://www.whatagreathat.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ CUSTOM ORDERS: I am happy to make a hat just for you according to your wishes. I send lots of photos and options during the process so that there are no surprises and you get just what you want. Please send me a message and we will work out the details. One caveat: I will not "copy" the work of another artists or maker.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WHAT PEOPLE SAY: "Excellent communication; shipped quickly/securely; love this hat; happy to have found this shop." "What a fun and unusual little beret! I adore it! What a great hat? Oh yeah! And what a great seller, too!" "This is a beautiful hat. It arrived thoughtfully packaged and in excellent condition. Nothing but good things to report. I wore it to graduation last weekend and it was as elegant as it was practical. I can't wait to wear it again!"
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ABOUT THE MAKER: 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 Best of Show at the Greater Cleveland Gallery Fest and many gallery and show awards over the years. Thank you for supporting an independent artist!