Inspired by the Stevie Nicks song Whole Lotta Trouble. This wool felt top hat is hand shaped and trimmed for the lady with an attitude. Plum purple in color, with a purple toned burgundy georgette scarf, that's intertwined with hand dyed pure silk ribbon. The ribbon has a variegation of purple ivory and yellow for "pop". The final attitude touch is a pewter colored pendant securely fastened in place. The pendant has an amethyst stone in the center with swirling details around it. This top hat fits a medium head.
wool felt, georgette scarf, pewter pendant
small to medium head size A similar hat can be custom made for a larger sized head.
head measuring for a custom hat by ClaraBelle's Hats on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 2:56pm · The first one is for the head-size...in other words where the hat will sit comfortably on your head. This is THE most important measurement of all to get right. make sure the tape is comfortable, not too loose or super snug against the fullest part of your head. Follow these photos and you should do just fine. around the fullest / widest part of the skull. where the hat sits comfortably. take the measurement at the exact mark on the measuring tape. Even if it's at a 16th of an inch, it's important. The next measurement is from above the ear on the left to above the ear on the right. This determines the depth of the inside of the crown. This one is necessary when having a picture or flapper type hat made. Lastly measure from the front of the head to the back hair line and around the hairline. Photos 8 - 11 are required for bonnet and cloches, or flapper hats, especially. start at the point on the forehead where a hat would rest comfortably. This is CF or Center Front for a pattern. the back center edge of the hair line is CB or Center back. this measurement determines how the hat fits. too loose and it will fly off or slop down. the fullest / thickest / widest part of the skull. And if there is a special haristyle going to be worn with the hat...measure the head while the hair is fixed. the measurement for cloches, bonnets, beanies and some fedoras. Believe me, taking all of these measurements accurately is very important. Make sure that the measuring tape is comfortably against the head. Too tight or too loose equals an ill fitting chapeau. And if there is a special hair do that will be worn with the hat, do the measurements while hair is fixed that way. NOTE** the exception to the need for these measurements is buying a fascinator.
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