While we’ve been caught up in 2019 hat stats this week, I wanted to acknowledge a smart new hat that made its debut at Sandringham over the weekend:
In grey felt, the rounded, bowler-style crown is unusually asymmetrical with a gentle peak on one side and a gently side swept brim. The hat is simply trimmed with a pair of curving quills and white felt starflowers centered with ombre grey feathers. While the crown shape seems a little awkward, I really like how the hat’s trim links with Her Majesty’s grey and cream checked coat.
UPDATE- Several eagle-eyed readers have identified this hat as one worn several times in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The trim is different but the Petersham ribbon binding is the same, as is the unique shape. Great catch!
I don’t have access to my usual archive (I’m quietly away from home this week attending a family medical emergency) but wonder if we’ve seen this coat before with a different hat- I seem to remember a Breton style hat with feathers. Can any of you help? In the meantime, what do you think about this new hat?
Photos from Getty as indicated