This item is handmade to order
This beautiful Smoking Cap is partly handmade from a gentleman's preloved Harris Tweed vintage jacket, in shades of brown, off white and dusky blue, with the lucky find of a remnant in the same houndstooth pattern but slightly different colourway.
Harris Tweed being 100% wool is a hard-wearing fabric, often out lasting more delicate lining and trimmings in vintage jackets. By re-imagining these jackets this beautiful fabric continues to deliver its unique luxury and warmth.
The hat has a patchwork design with the houndstooth fabric cut both vertically and horizontally to create interesting and unique pieces. The patchwork is random and unique to each hat, so no two hats are identical. Each patchwork panel is top stitched to give the impression of a tailored jacket, with one of the jackets original buttons stitched to the centre of the quilted tip.
The tip is quilted using four layers, combining polyester wadding and cotton, for comfort, structure and durability. Polyester waddings springy texture provides that nice quilted look, and it retains its shape so the hat can be gently hand washed.
The vintage jacket button adds distinction and the option of hanging a removable tassel. The burnt orange tassel compliments the hints of orange in the fabric weave and is crafted using recycled tasselling from a vintage curtain tie, along with braid in an Aztec design. Both the button and tassel add uniqueness to the hat with the combination of age and characterful imperfections.
The dusky blue in the Harris Tweed weave is highlighted on the crown by a band of cyan blue cotton corduroy. The soft corduroy carries through to the inside of the hat to form part of the lining along with navy blue cotton twill, for comfortable wear. The wool and corduroy crown can be fully turned up or lowered to give a more nonchalant look.
I make hats as unique as the people who wear them. This design, with its mix of recycled and remnant fabric and trimmings, will be produced in a very limited number.
This elegant Victorian style cap is based on the eastern looking gentlemans lounge hat of the 1860's/70's.
- Small - approx. 22 inch / 56cm
- Medium - approx. 23 inch / 58.5cm
- Large - approx. 24 inch / 61cm
- Extra Large - approx. 25 inch / 63.5cm
(measurements are approx. and will be within acceptable tolerance)
**As a guide - take your head measurement and add approx. half an inch (for comfort), this gives your hat size. More help here
Materials: 100% wool, cotton covered polyester wadding, cotton corduroy, cotton twill, vintage fringing, braid, vintage button.
Each is individually handmade so will differ slightly. Including fabric pattern and braid which is determined by cut, and angle of quilting on tip which is determined after being quilted. Lining colour may vary due to availability.