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Felted Hat from the 1890s

24 April 2018 | 8:36 am by Gail Carriger

I'm kinda obsessed with felted hats. Sadly, Fashionable Reader, I usually can't wear them (wool allergy). I love a vintage felted and folded cloche and I do tend to associate this kind of hat with the 1920s-1940s. Yes I am aware they hung around.

I have a couple pretty nifty ones from the 1950s.

I suppose I knew they must have felted hats in the Victorian era but I don't often encounter elaborate folded versions in my fashion wanderings. So you can imagine my delight when I saw this little beauty at a recent exhibit!

Image taken by Gail Carriger, do not share without attribution
Image taken by Gail Carriger, do not share without attribution

Isn't it just fabulous?

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