Just the Right Blues

It looks like many of you enjoyed the Green Velvet Straw Hat I shared on Tuesday. Thank you. (Be sure not to miss “Violets in Early Spring” a sheer organza bonnet)

Here is another hat I finished just prior to that one. This one is all about the right blues and right greys. To find just the right blue and grey, I requested a swatch of every blue and grey silk my fabulous ribbon supplier had. I know it is hard to see, but the tails of this hat show the blue and grey we picked.

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For the ribbon on the brim, I looked to several original straw hats for inspiration and technique. This one in particular, I like. The Vs in the front and back help allow the green velvet ribbon to lay flat. One of the keys is a narrow ribbon. Since we were only able to get the blue and grey colors in slightly wider ribbons, I needed to fold the ribbon to get the right width. I rather like the softness a folded ribbon give.

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2014-03-29 17.48.12-1The flowers are all velvet. I just love the texture of velvet against straw.

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Anna, this one really makes me wish I wasn’t too old for hats! This is the cutes thing ever and you did an amazing job on it!


  2. Another fabulous piece of millinery, but could we really expect anything less from you, Anna? ;-))) Keep up the good work!

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