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Put on a fancy hat

Updated on April 17, 2014

A nice hat is like the important dot over "i"

One rainy day, I was on my way to work. The sky was gray and I was tired. The street was a little slippery and I looked down on my feet.

Suddenly I was aware of that somebody came walking towards me. It was and elderly woman, in black shoes, black coat and black gloves.

BUT

On her head was the most beautiful hat I have ever seen. Pink with all kinds of flowers all around. There was a scarf under her chin coming from the hat. I will never never forget the impact this sight had on me. From then on I realized the importance of a really outstanding HAT!

If you are invited to a party, a dinner, a wedding or just feel like you want to be encouraged. Get a fancy hat! Use it and look often in the mirrror!

This lens will show just a few in different colours. But I will also post really interesting links to companies that can offer you the really nice, outsandig hats.

There is even a site that offers to build the hat for you the way you want it.

Purple Wedding hat - $ 52,10

This beautiful hat is both stylish and practical. It's great for occasions for church, synagogue, wedding, the opera, or going to the races. It's also great for travel, recovering fairly well if compacted.

White and royal blue - $ 279

"Rose Cavalier" is a beautiful wide brimmed sinimay, sinamay hat in a gorgeous French Vanilla. The hat band and the rosette behind the rose are gorgeous royal blue silk. The hat has a beautiful vanilla rose accented with ivory velvet leaves and blue hydrangea. Elegant ivory and royal blue ostrich feathers from Spain accent the brim.

Ladies in Lavender - $ 69,99

Lovely Lavender Sinamay Straw Hat with lavender ribbon and feathers.

The black hat for all occations - $ 82,99

Satin crown, accented with black flowers and feathers. Black tulle gathered at back, hangs down 36 . Floral lace all around straw hat brim.

A pink dream - $ 219

If you have this hat on - you will get all the attention from everyone. It is so sweet but yet stunning. I think this is a little like the one the old woman had .

White ivory - nothing less than a peace of art! - $ 279

Look closely at this hat. It is a real find. When you do not wear it - put it on the wall!

A red hat - a provoking one - $ 189

When I see this hat - I think of Scarlet O´hara! Do you?

Black and Burgundy really exclusive! - $ 219

The brim is covered with crinkled organza and the crown is wrapped with black satin; the adornment on the side of the hat is a mix of organza/crinkled organza and satin. A gorgeous burgundy organza rose and two buds is the focal point.

Brown Wool hat - $ 48,99

Made of 100% wool felt. Crown measures 3 1/2 inches deep, with decoration band. Brim measures 4 inches wide, downturned. Thick, stiff and warm material. Hand wash only. Available in camel, black and brown.

A green sofisticated hat - $ 109

hree beautiful millinery roses and velvet leaves grace the front of the hat. The ribbon is green satin edged organza.

A white hat - $ 54,99

It is said that you should not wear white at another couples wedding. But that is not when it comes to your hat! This white hat with an organza flower and ribbon is lovely for you!

This hat is made with adjustable sizing band, & black canvas reversible underside.

The wide 5" brim shades your face from the sun while giving you the beauty you deserve.

Hat with red flowers - $ 27,99

This is a white woven floppy sun hat. Around the brim crochet scalloping for that extra feminine detail. But, what makes this hat so noticeable is the colorful tropical floral print added.

A glittery pink dream hat - $ 22,99

A tough hat for a tough lady

Available in pink, gold/black, turq, brown, purple, red, silver/gold, green, black/red, white/black, silver/black and black. Imported

Which one is your pick? Add to the list! - pick one and vote

Do you have a dream to wear a fancy hat? Take the chance now to pick one that you can buy later.

I feel pretty - oh so pretty!

I feel pretty - oh so pretty!
I feel pretty - oh so pretty!

Book about how to make hats - a really complete help

Contents of this book include: making paper patterns; cutting and placing material on frames; lining your hat; making hat bands; trimming (includes feather pattern); making covered and felt hat pins; draping fabrics; draping felts; working with felts; restyling old hats; inexpensive household items to use if you do not have a block; working with straw; making hats with straw; making frames; making a hat pattern using an existing hat; making a hat from ties; making an all-over flowered hat; working with fur; using the "circle method" to easily create hats of straw. Patterns pieces are included for a brim, cloche, sectional crown, feathers and a fabric orchid. 70 illustrations

How to Make Hats At Home -- 1950s Hat Making Simplified
How to Make Hats At Home -- 1950s Hat Making Simplified

How to make five hat styles -- pill box, calot, jockey, cloche and sailor.

 

How to make your own hats - and how to reuse the one you have

Over 200 illustrations and full size patterns for basic hats, gloves, shoulder pads, and flowers are included. The book also details remaking hats, reusing trims, and how to clean hats.

How to Make Hats and Accessories -- Instructions for Making Vintage 1940s Fashions
How to Make Hats and Accessories -- Instructions for Making Vintage 1940s Fashions

Contents page and sample book pages are shown at the top of this page.

 

Sewing Pattern to make your own pill box hat

This is a sewing pattern to make a Pillbox Hat. This pattern includes a pattern, detailed instructions and a list of needed supplies to make this beautiful hat.

Pillbox Hat Pattern (Sewing Pattern)
Pillbox Hat Pattern (Sewing Pattern)

The Pillbox Hat is a classic brimless style with a short square crown, and fully lined. The pattern includes separate pattern pieces for the fabric, with 1/2" seam allowances, and the buckram. Couture quality instructions are step by step with large illustrations.

 

The "Pillbox" here is how to make your own

Step by step - make your own. Choose your own material and adorn it the special way you would like to have.

Hat parade Royal Ascot

Some are for just fun but many are really nice!

Hats photos from Ladies day

Get ideas! Get tempted! Find something YOU would like to wear!

So what are your thoughts now? - Hat or not

Would you like to buy a hat for yourself now?

Are you heading straight to the shop to try out your hat now?

Here you can browse and enjoy really nice hats - there are hats for men too

I love to just look around. If you fall for a hat you see- just send for it.

Are you a "hat-person" - did this lens influence you a little? - let me know!

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    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      I am definitely a hat person - some people buy a new pair of shoes to boost their spirits - I buy hats! :)

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I wish I was courageous enough to get a pink hat with flowers, like the old lady you saw.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow what an amazing collection of these pretty hats. I loved the display and the images are just great.

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a pretty lens! 5*s for sure.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image

      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your blessing! What beautiful hats!

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Life, love and, what? more? hats, what a bonus! Squidoo Angel Blessed+

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      4peal 8 years ago

      I love hats!

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      Cheryl Kohan 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Such a good read! These hats are just perfect and you've done a lovely job on this lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is such a cute lens. Love the pictures. Thank for sharing. 5 Stars!

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 8 years ago from FL

      Love these hats. I so wish that I was a hat person.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nice collection of hats; beautiful pictures!

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Very nice niche lens!

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens... good work! Lovely hats!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Beautiful hats, and wonderful lens!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Loved this colorful and stylish lens!!

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image

      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Lovely Hat Lens! I love the colors of the hats you've chosen. Great Info for Hat Lovers! :)

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      I loved the lens, even though I can't pull off hats. 5*****