Label: Amy New York (manufacturer), H.C. Prange Co. Millinery (shop)
Inner circumference of crown: 20.5" (will sit back on head, as shown)
Crown diameter: 6.5"
Crown height: 2.5" in front
Brim: 2" in front (1.5" in back)
This late 1950s lampshade or bucket hat in ivory straw would have been called a “cloche” by advertisements of the time, but it actually has a much shallower crown than a 1920s cloche style. The lightweight raffia straw is woven in circular tiers to create the flat, shallow crown and the slightly flared brim. Dangling white fabric flower buds with green leaves adorn the hat at regular intervals. The hat has an inner grosgrain band and is labeled “Amy New York”. In very good condition, the hat’s only issue is a few tiny spots on the surface of the fabric flowers, unlikely to be noticed when it is worn (see close-up photo). This off-white 1950s straw hat would a be a cute choice for a more casual, vintage-styled bride, or with a tailored spring/summer suit.