This pretty red straw sun hat is perfect for the Kentucky Derby, a wedding, church or nice Spring/Summer outing. The shape and style is typical of a picture hat.
It was hand blocked from a vintage straw cartwheel. The under brim and crown were then covered with a beautiful yellow, green, white, and red striped vintage strawcloth. (A fabric woven with straw fibers.)
I fashioned the accent work on the crown band with matching red veiling and interesting feather work in the same colors as the stripes in the hat.
The hat was all hand sewn and hand blocked.
The inside is satin lined but does have a grosgrain band. An elastic band has been added for extra stability.
Fits head sizes 22" to 22 1/2" comfortably.
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