Short-crowned Brimless Hat

This style of hat was popular in the French and Italian court in the late 1500's. It resembles the Pill Box hats popular in the 1960's. But is worn far back on the head with the hair tucked inside. It is shown here with a white silk veil with a gold metallic lace trim. The white silk fabric which covers the wired buckram form was embrodered with white thread. I added beads, pearls and on the top center 4 gold cross pendents. This hat was made by cutting down the standard brimless pattern 1/2" all the way around the crown tip. The veil is added to the edge of the crown with pearl tiped pins. The veil which is a 24" circle is pleated below each pin. This makes it very easy to remove the veil and transport the hat and clean the veil.

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Last Revision: 16 Feb 2001

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