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Aunt Bethany Christmas Vacation Hat | Black Pillbox Hat | Stylish Winter Holiday Party Fashion Hat in Warm Wool

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Aunt Bethany Christmas Vacation Hat | Black Pillbox Hat | Stylish Winter Holiday Party Fashion Hat in Warm Wool

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Fine black wool, silky satiny liner, applique flowers, beads pearls, silk tie, bells and ribbons
  • Made to order
  • Favorited by: 63 people
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From Falmouth, ME
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Description

Aunt Bethany Hat from Chevy Chase Movie "Christmas Vacation" sewn in black wool. Sizes XS to XXL

Aunt Bethany is special for special occassions.
Her style is immortalized by the hat she wore in the movie, "Christmas Vacation."

The recreation is a pillbox style hat with a 2" to 3" crown gathered on the right side where it is accented with a 1/4" wide, floppy ribbon bow, whose long ends are weighted to add movement.

The pillbox is interfaced so as to maintain its shape and lined with silky polyester and a silk tie sweatband.

Sewn from black wool studded with 3/8" fresh-water pearl beads and embellished with a bouquet of 3D embroidered flowers--reds and creamy whites are arranged strategically in the front for best effect. No two hats are exactly alike but are mapped to evoke the pattern of the original. The hat shown on my model is a little over the top, so if you want yours to be toned down a little, just ask.

The pillbox is soft and slanted and frames the face nicely.

*** If you accepted a last minute party invitation, let me know if you need this hat sooner than the calculated shipping time, and I'll do my best to ship it sooner. ***

#5392

Measure around the head just above your ears and across your forehead to the last 1/8" or 0.1 cm with a measuring tape or ribbon that does not stretch (don't use a string) and then select the closest size range. Include the actual measurement with your order.

Womens sizes
Xsmall 18" to 20" (45.7 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)

Each hat is carefully packed in tissue paper, then inside a plastic sleeve tied with ribbon, then inside a sturdy box surrounded with additional clear packing tape to keep moisture and travel grit from entering the box.

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Aunt Bethany Hat from Chevy Chase Movie "Christmas Vacation" sewn in black wool. Sizes XS to XXL

Aunt Bethany is special for special occassions.
Her style is immortalized by the hat she wore in the movie, "Christmas Vacation."

The recreation is a pillbox style hat with a 2" to 3" crown gathered on the right side where it is accented with a 1/4" wide, floppy ribbon bow, whose long ends are weighted to add movement.

The pillbox is interfaced so as to maintain its shape and lined with silky polyester and a silk tie sweatband.

Sewn from black wool studded with 3/8" fresh-water pearl beads and embellished with a bouquet of 3D embroidered flowers--reds and creamy whites are arranged strategically in the front for best effect. No two hats are exactly alike but are mapped to evoke the pattern of the original. The hat shown on my model is a little over the top, so if you want yours to be toned down a little, just ask.

The pillbox is soft and slanted and frames the face nicely.

*** If you accepted a last minute party invitation, let me know if you need this hat sooner than the calculated shipping time, and I'll do my best to ship it sooner. ***

#5392

Measure around the head just above your ears and across your forehead to the last 1/8" or 0.1 cm with a measuring tape or ribbon that does not stretch (don't use a string) and then select the closest size range. Include the actual measurement with your order.

Womens sizes
Xsmall 18" to 20" (45.7 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)

Each hat is carefully packed in tissue paper, then inside a plastic sleeve tied with ribbon, then inside a sturdy box surrounded with additional clear packing tape to keep moisture and travel grit from entering the box.

Free Gift wrap.

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

Measure circumference & dome. Identify shape.
1) Use a measuring tape or ribbon that DOES NOT STRETCH (not a string) around the widest part across mid-forehead and just above the ears--three times and take an average--to the last 1/8" or 0.1 cm.

2) Measure the dome from mid-forehead over the top to that divot just below the skull at the nape. Average is 13" for women, 14" for men.

3) Determine head's shape: oval (average), round or elongated-oval. Bow and ask a friend.

For hard to fit heads, the extra attention to detail makes a big difference in fit. Why? because an average-shape hat feels tight on the sides of round heads or doesn't rest properly on tall/flat domes.
Yes. If a hat can be sewn, I will make it after it's been ordered. Pick any hat and request any modifications desired in the comments section of the order process. Or describe something completely new so a private listing can be posted for you that itemizes its description, but without a photo of the completed hat, of course.

Do I accept returns of a custom order? Sort of, because each hat will fit someone somewhere in the future. Or I'll make alterations (see how to measure).
Hats should be spot clean unless otherwise directed. First, use a sticky tape roller to remove dust and debris. Allow whatever is wet to dry and then scrape it off with a fingernail or toothpick. If the spot is not removed after that, then using a clean white paper towel dab with water and a smidgen of white vinegar from above while having a clean dry white paper towel below until there is no color. Use lots of paper towels.

To re-shape, if needed, stuff the hat with socks, or stretch over a salad bowl or clean paint can that's close to your head size. Worst case, use steam carefully and the fabric will settle into that shape. Most hats can be enlarged with a hat stretcher. It's a matter of moisture, temperature and time (see Anneal).
Humans evolved with poor color memory. That's why it's difficult to describe burgundy when you really mean maroon. Or describe tan as off-white. Pantone is a company that helps mitigate that discrepany by using a numbering system to describe colors, shades and saturation.

When choosing a color such as grey (gray to some), your concept of steel gray could be my medium gray. To avoid guessing, just Google 'Pantone gray' and you will see many results for shades of gray. Pick a Pantone number for the one you prefer and include that in your order comments. That way, despite variations in monitor color rendition, I will be able to deliver a color that comes closer to the one you desire.
Always provide a current measurement in the order comments.

Women's Sizing
Xsmall 18" to 20" (47.8 - 50.8 cm)
Small 20" to 21" (50.8 - 53.3 cm)
Medium 21" to 22" (53.3 - 55.9 cm)
Large 23" to 24" (58.4 - 61 cm)
XL 24" to 25" (61 - 63.5 cm)
XXL 25" to 26" (63.5 - 66 cm)
Just ask for any dimension in order comments.

Men's Sizing
Small 21-1/2" to 22-1/4" (54.6 - 56.5 cm, sizes 6-3/4 to 7)
Medium 22-1/2" to 23" (57.5 - 58.4 cm, sizes 7-1/8 to 7-1/4)
Large 23-3/8" to 23-1/2" (59.4 - 59.7 cm, sizes 7-3/8 to 7-1/4)
XL 24" to 24-1/2" (61 - 62.2 cm, sizes 7-5/8 to 7-3/4)
XXL 25" (63.5 cm, size 7-7/8)
Just ask for any dimension in order comments. FYI, size 8 is 25.25" or 64.1 cm

Please see tips on how to measure.
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Either way, shipment tracking is always included.

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