Purple sculpted 1940's style velour felt perching hat with felt trim and braided bandeau


Shipping to United States: Free

This purple velour perching hat can go with you all kinds of places!

A sophisticated 1940's-style hat rendered in luscious purple velour felt, this hat would be great to wear both when you're feeling stylish in the daytime as well as for evening events. It is composed of a little skullcap and attached hand-sculpted brim with two points that curve past each other into an almost-bow. Loops of the same purple velour felt curve around that shape, adding height and interesting pointiness at their ends.

A braid of the same purple felt forms a bandeau at the back to secure the hat to your head. One end of the bandeau braid passes through an elastic loop inside the hat, rendering the hat adjustable in size and very comfortable to wear. (This is a great little hat trick that I picked up from 1940's era vintage hat.) A wide, fuchsia petersham ribbon finishes the inside of the hat.

This hat is designed to perch to the right side of your head but you can, of course, wear it in whatever way most flatters you.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you custom-make a hat for me?

Yes, I'd be delighted to work with you on the custom hat of your dreams! Give me a sense of what you're looking for and I can provide you with an estimate of turnaround time and cost. Please just ask!

I like a hat in your shop but would prefer it had a different trim. Can you swap out the trim on an existing hat for me?

In some cases I can do this and in some cases I can't. Please don't hesitate to ask and we can discuss it!

How do I care for and store my new hat?

I'm so glad you asked! Avoid wearing a straw hat in wet weather because it will quickly lose its shape in the rain. You may also find that some dyed straws' colors will run when wet.

Avoid getting fabric trims like silk flowers, ribbon ornaments and veils wet as these can still look droopy even after they dry again.

If a felt hat becomes wet, stuff it loosely with tissue before allowing it to dry. If your felt looks dull or dusty, you can use a bristle brush to brush up the nap again.

To store, stuff your hat loosely with tissue paper to hold its shape, and put it in its hat box away from dust and sunlight. Never hang a hat or keep it on a stand or its shape could become distorted over time.

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