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Hat

  • Date:

    1920-1929 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool, crin, sewn

  • Museum number:

    MISC.443-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Cloche hat made of wool and crin. Crin would have been used to strengthen the hat and help sustain its shape. It was made by knitting a long strip of wool and crin together, which is then coiled round and round and sewn together. The piece would then have been machine blocked to create the distinctive bell-shaped crown. There is no lining. It has a narrow upturned brim and the hat is trimmed with a bow and hatband, made from a plain, blue, peterham ribbon.

Physical description

Cloche hat, made of knitted wool and crin with a bell-shaped crown. There is no lining. It has a narrow upturned brim and the hat is trimmed with a bow and hatband, made from a plain, blue, peterham ribbon.

Date

1920-1929 (made)

Materials and Techniques

wool, crin, sewn

Dimensions

Circumference: 56.5 cm Base of crown

Descriptive line

For a young girl: blue wool, knitted, trimmed with blue ribbon; UK, 1920-29

Materials

Wool; Crin

Techniques

Blocked

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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