We have come to the last of 2018’s semi final polls, this time focusing on new hats that made their debut over the past two months. November and December saw a number of lovely new hats,, eleven of which were met with particular praise. We return to this jewel-toned group, which includes fedora, pillbox, bumper, percher, toque, pyramid, bandeau and face-hugger shapes, to choose a favourite. The winner of this poll will join 2018’s other semi-finalists in a final face-off for Readers’ Favourite New Royal Hat of 2018.
Queen Silvia’s teal felt percher with grey feathers & veil by Kerstin Carlefalk worn Nov 14
Beatrice Casiraghi’s chocolate velvet and soaring black quill Philip Treacy headpiece worn Nov 19
Crown Princess Mary’s violet pink rounded pillbox worn in Latvia on Dec 6
Crown Princess Masako’s beaded midnight blue velvet bumper hat worn Dec 23
Duchess of Sussex’s black felt beret percher with crin bow & blue feathers by Awon Golding worn Dec 25
Autumn Phillips’ emerald felt crescent-formed percher with bow by Sally Anne Provan worn Dec 25