13 Inch Straw Hat
This straw hat measures 13" in diameter and has a low crown of about 1 1/2".
This straw hat measures 13" in diameter and has a low crown of about 1 1/2". These hats we meant to sit on top of the head. To keep your hat on the women would use a ribbon that would be attached to the hat on the crown and would be tied under the chin or back behind your neck. Sometimes a hat pin was used pushed threw the crown and attached to there hair. These hats were many times decorated with silk flowers, ribbons, birds and turned up in the back or we have seen them worn with the ribbon pulled over the brim to help shade there face and neck from the hot sun. This hat is shown plain and sold this way to decorate yourself. We will have some sample hats listed on another page decorated that you can purchase or get ideas. Women of the 18th century wore these hats over there linen or cotton caps when they went shopping,visiting,church or any social event. These are a well made hats one that you will feel confident in wearing to your next social event.