Sharon Panozzo
  • Female
  • Peotone, IL
  • United States

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Patterned Suede Fabric Button Fascinator Hat with Matching Purse

This button fascinator hat is made from vintage suede fabric and accented with straw bow, matching fabric flower, and fabric leaves. It also comes with a matching clutch purse with a magnetic closure. It would be a simple but fetching addition to…
4 hours ago
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Tan, Beige, and Brown Wool Felt Hat with Fancy Ribbonwork -

A pretty sloped brim hat formed from a vintage felt cartwheel body.The color of the felt soft tan or beige.The accent on the hat is a wide vintage striped ribbon used as both a crown band and bow. This fancy ribbon has been worked with some…
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Striped Straw Fascinator Hat with Large Red Rose - Handmade Red Leaves & Flowers

This is an all occasion fascinator hat. The base of the hat is hand formed vintage woven straw mounted on a red satin covered headband. Great for a wedding, luncheon, cocktails or party.The hat is highlighted with a large hand made flower and…
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Black Flower and Veil Fascinator Cocktail Hat

This elegant all black cocktail hat fascinator was created in black panama straw.The crown is trimmed with vintage accents of large black satin and velvet flowers (turned and curled) over vintage chicken wire veiling.This fascinator cocktail hat…
Aug 15
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Aug 9
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Beige Velvet Picture Sun Hat

This hand formed velvet sun hat is perfect for just about any occasion. It can be dressed up or down for a wedding, church or nice Spring/Summer outing..The finished colors are a light pinky beige, praline brown, and accents of pink, cream, and…
Aug 6
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Jul 28
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Grey Felt Velour Fedora Style Hat - Unisex

This Fedora style hat was handmade from vintage velour felt. The shape is classic and works well for both men and women.This hat is a Medium size. The brim is wired so it can be shaped.The colors of the hat are grey/gray and black with the primary…
Jul 19
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Patriotic Eagle & Roses Newsboy Style Cap Hat

This Newsboy style cap hat was handmade from heavy cotton fabric.Although the newsboy cap is associated with the 1920s or 1930s it was also very popular in the 1960s and again today! They are great for bad hair days as well as a bit of style.The…
Jul 14
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Light Pink Sequined Button Fascinator Hat

This button fascinator hat is made from pink sequins, glass beading, hand made ribbon flowers, and shaped ostrich feathers. It would be a fetching addition to any wardrobe.The base of the hat is a round button shape that has been filled with lots of…
Jul 12
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Patriotic Cowboy Rodeo Newsboy Style Cap Hat

This Newsboy style cap hat was handmade from heavy cotton fabric.Although the newsboy cap is associated with the 1920s or 1930s it was also very popular in the 1960s and again today! They are great for bad hair days as well as a bit of style.The…
Jul 10
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Jul 4
Sharon Panozzo replied to Dianne Graham's discussion Attaching flowers?
"I stitch mine on the hats but sometimes I first stich them on crinoline that I have colored the same color as the hat.  When I get everything sewn onto the crinoline, I cut it very close to the stitching and then stitch to…"
Jun 26
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Pinkish Orange Pillbox Hat

This pretty hat was blocked from a vintage Italian long fur felt hood.The color is a stunning pinkish orange and would be great for the holidays, church, or special event.The accents on the hat include hand made ribbon flowers in orange and orange/…
Jun 26
Sharon Panozzo replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat
"For some reason I am not seeing your picture Elaine but I thought I would include this little bit of information.  Not everyone knows that Stetson also made ladies hats. Here is a price sheet from an old magazine for both men's and…"
Jun 25
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Silver and Teal Modified Bowler Style Hat

This modified bowler style hat was hand blocked from a quality vintage straw hood. It is a beautiful silver color.The brim was covered with a pleated designer fabric in silver and teal. The brim edge is sewn with a silver grosgrain ribbon and the…
Jun 22

Profile Information

I Love Hats Because?
They are an expression of ourselves and our history.
About Me
I have been a hat maker for over 20 years. My passion is costuming and historical hats. I love working with vintage supplies because of the challenge they offer.

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Comment Wall (10 comments)

Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Sharon. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy the Fashion Show in Michigan, Elaine

Vicki L. Cristiani said…

Hi Sharon!


I love that you do Vintage hats; especially love the riding hats, since I am in a Victorian Society.  I love the Civil War, and Victorian period history.  Take care, and keep up the great work!  Vicki L. Cristiani

Vicki L. Cristiani said…


I'm in The Victorian Society of Falls Church, in Falls Church, Virginia. I love to dress up!  Where are you located?    Vicki C.

Sheila Evey said…
Thanks for inviting me Sharon !
Joan Roberts said…
Hi sharon thanks for inviting me it's nice to know Someone wants to be friends with me ha ha. When I have more time I'll write a longer blog, hope it won't be boring, joan
Regina S said…

Sharon, Thanks so much for your response and I love your hats. They are amazing. I espcially like the cowgirl hats.  :-)  Your Etsy shop is nice, too.  Thanks again for answering my question.

Tanita Montgomery said…

Hi Sharon,

I was referring to a clutch handbag. I saw a few community members post photos of sinamay clutches so I assumed that they made them. Not sure if they are just ordered as a plain clutch and then decorated to match the hat. Was just looking for some insight.

Elena Ushakova said…

Thank you Sharon for the compliment of my hat. 

Janet Andoh said…

Thanks for inviting me into this friendship group, Sharon - truly grateful!  I see I am going to have fun here.  My eyes just caught a post about clutch bags, and this is something I am looking to add to my accessories, once my site is up and running.  But for now, I must sort out the shipping before I go anywhere further, lol!

I tested the USPS postage on the site as you had suggested and got the same results as when I had tried it a few months ago; typically when I put in all the details, it came up with some huge shipping price - as much as $80+.  Meanwhile when I took the same package to the post office, I didn't pay more than $25.00 for it.  I really am confused, and don't know what to do.  Thanks for any help that you can offer in this area.  


Paula Singleton said…

Thank you for the kind message about my hats, Sharon!

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