Crown diameter: 8” from front to back / 7.5” from side to side
Inner circumference of crown: N/A (designed to rest on top of head—so, flexible size)
Label: Miss May New York / Chas A. Stevens
This navy blue straw 1950s hat has darling “corset-laced” trim in ivory satin on each side of the flat crown, where it curves down to hug the sides of the head. A tiny, turned-up brim curves around both the front and back of the hat. A dainty, dotted eye-length veil in matching navy blue adds glamor. The ivory satin (most likely rayon) “lacing” is attached to satin-covered buttons and is finished with a tiny bow on each side. The hat is in very good condition, but the navy straw seems just slightly faded from storage, and the ivory lacing is just slightly discolored—neither issue one that is likely to be noticed when the hat is worn. The lightweight straw crown is unlined, and features a maker’s label from “Miss May” in NYC, as well as a store label from former Chicago department store “Chas (Charles) A. Stevens”.