Size: somewhat variable, since it is designed to rest on the top of the head
Crown diameter (over outside/top): 10” from side to side and 9” from front to back
Vintage hat size label: 22
Label: Jan Leslie Custom Design; wool felt on underside of crown stamped “Midi—Made in France”
This inky black rayon velvet 1950s beaded cocktail hat is lavishly trimmed with silver, white and pearl glass beads, plus sparkling rhinestones. The dainty eye-length veil features tiny polka dots, for added charm. The veil is attached to the back of the slightly rounded black velvet crown using pearl hatpins, which can be moved/adjusted, as needed. The crown of the hat curves lowest on each side, and comes to a point at the center back. The velvet fabric is layered over soft, high-quality wool felt (see inside photo). In very good condition, this lovely 1950s cocktail hat has one small break in its veiling. Otherwise, it looks practically unworn: all beading is intact, and the velvet/wool is in excellent condition.