Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.

Hattie Carnegie 1950s Pill Box Hat Tawny or Burnt Orange Velvet Crop Circle Design Tortoise Shell Combs Iconic Designer

Ask a question
$54.99

Only 1 available

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: velvet
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 367 reviews
  • Favorited by: 64 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: velvet
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Favorited by: 64 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

Ask a question

American women of the Fifties flocked to a style of hat that flattered and hugged the head. According to The Ladies Home Journal (1953), the new hats were small and sleek, made of glamour fabrics - fur, satin, velvet, and jewel toned velours.

Offering a fantastic, tawny or burnt orange velvet, short pill box hat, by the legendary fashion afficionado, Hattie Carnegie. Stitched in a ribbed chevron pattern, resembling a crop circle, with a matching ribbed orange velvet band rolled under around the brim, and a soft orange velvet covered ring on top.

Silk lined interior, with 2 tortoise shell combs at the sides for securing the hat. There are 2 labels inside: one reads Hattie Carnegie Original; the other says L. S. Ayres & Co., Indianapolis.

Young Henrietta Kanengeiser knew she wanted a name-change when her family emigrated to America from Austria. She changed hers to Carnegie in 1909 to conjure the success of the rich and famous industrialist Andrew Carnegie, becoming a rich and famous fashion icon and businesswoman in her own right.

Remarkably, there are no spots, tears, odors, or other concerns affecting this wonderful hat. which make it a very desirable and highly collectible example of Hattie Carnegie's millinery work.

Packaged securely for safe arrival. Please contact me for overseas or expedited shipping charges.

Shipping costs

Ready to ship in
3-5 business days

Payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards