This completely handmade, one-of-a-kind hat is a tall-crown style typical of the Victorian Bustle period. It is intended to be worn perched on top of the head at an angle and secured to the hair with hatpins (not included), so it is quite a bit smaller than normal head size and does not fit completely around the crown of the head. It is constructed on a hand-made buckram and wire frame. It is covered in rich black velvet on the crown, and top of the hat brim. The underside of the brim is pleated in an elegant emerald green and black jacquard fabric. The hatband is made from black velvet poufs and trimmed in emerald green narrow ribbon. The crown is decorated with a black beaded feather spray, three peacock eye feathers, two peacock curls in iridescent green and blue, and a spray of black goose biot feathers. Large fabric poufs in the same emerald and black jacquard fabric fill out the front crown. It is all finished off with hand beading in peacock green and blue which runs around the entire brim edge.
All decorations are hand-sewn to the hat and not hot-glued. Completely lined in soft emerald green fabric and edged in black gimp, it also has an elastic string to help in securing it to the head if you choose not to use hatpins. The hat brim measures approximately 8" wide x 9" long and the crown opening is approximately 4" in diameter on the inside. Due to the material content, the hat fabric only should be carefully spot cleaned only. Avoid wetting the feathers to prevent dye from transferring.
If you would like a bandeau added to the hat for permanent tilt, it can be done for an additional $15.
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CUSTOM HAT ORDERS:
Is there a special outfit for which you'd like a matching hat? I do custom hat orders using my fabrics or yours! Email me for details.
Made to Order - Victorian Tall-Crown Hat, Peacock Green and Black - Mourning, Steampunk, Bustle, Gothic, Bustle, SASS, Cowboy Action
- Handmade item
- Materials: gimp braid, velvet, buckram, feathers
- Made to order
- Feedback: 5 reviews
- Only ships to United States from Utah, United States.