Black and White Straw Hat

This chapeaux cloche style hat is worked white and black straw. The black brim on the white crown was inspired by this description of a Caledonian style hat in the August 1861 Peterson’s:


Part of me really wants to decorate this hat in a thin black ribbon and black plume. But, I want to give some one else the chance to decorate it first.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/832098595/civil-war-era-straw-hat-hand-sewn-by

(I’ll be posting about millinery in black & white next week, and the Caledonian style in the near future.)

Published in: on June 30, 2020 at 1:45 pm  Comments (5)  

5 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I will buy it if you decorate it as you described. Let me know

  2. Anna, why did you copy the hat from Peterson’s magazine, and why did you decorate it

  3. I just saw your comment Margo. Someone else bought it already.

  4. I just saw your comment Margo. Someone else bought it already. Thank you though.

  5. Thanks for letting me know.


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