This item is handmade to order
The vibrant tapestry of the Victorian carpet bag was the inspiration for this characterful Smoking Cap. This handmade hat has a distinctive paisley design tip cut from vintage fabric, with a deep band of burgundy cotton corduroy on the crown, highlighted by a band of cyan blue cotton corduroy. The blue carries through to the inside of the hat to form part of the lining along with fine navy cotton twill, for comfortable wear.
The tip is quilted using four layers, in the unique TwiLd Capit Hog style, combining polyester wadding and cotton, for comfort, structure and durability. The corduroy crown can be fully turned up or lowered to give a more nonchalant look. An unusual design of rare vintage button adds the final detail to the centre of the tip, for attaching the removable tassel.
I make hats as unique as the people who wear them. This design, with its mix of fabric and trimmings, will be produced in a very limited number. This is because the main fabrics are remnant pieces. The tassel has been constructed using a recycled curtain tie back, along with various braids. And the button is vintage and I have only a few left. Both the button and tassel add uniqueness to the hat with the combination of age and characterful imperfections.
An elegant cap based on the eastern looking lounge hat or fez of the 1860's/70's. The perfect gentleman's dress hat, wizard or magician's hat.
- 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: cotton fabric tip, cotton covered polyester wadding, cotton corduroy, cotton twill, vintage fringing, braid.
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.