The Mad Hatter
You say it like it's a BAD thing....
Ladies Top Hat by Walter Florell, 1940s
Flapper hat great Murder Mystery Dinner Party. The setting for this one was 1925 aboard a yacht Mediterranean.I found the perfect start at the thrift store – a gold felt hat with a large floppy brim. I used plain white crepe and striped fabric used for the dress to create a band around the hat. I finished it with a giant, vintage, rhinestone
24-10-11 English bonnet at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1830 This hat is made from a base of straw plait, carefully stitched together to form the high crown and dramatic brim. The straw has been covered entirely with velvet and subsequently decorated with wide silk satin ribbons which have been carefully pinned into place. The ends of the ribbons have then been cut into a zigzag finish.
English bonnet at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1830
circa 1900 Padded Roll Silk and Lace Hat
c.1880s/90s Black Straw Hat, LACMA Collections Online
Hat ca. 1820 via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Silk tulle and crêpe wedding bonnet with imitation orange blossoms, British, 1845. Worn by the mother of the donor, Miss Blanche H. Buckley.