• Crown height: 5.5”
• Brim width: 1.25”
• Diameter of flat top of crown: 5.25”
• Diameter of hat opening: 7”
• Inner circumference of crown at grosgrain band: 21”
Label: Luci Puci / Chas. A Stevens & Co. Chicago, Designer’s Millinery
This 1960s hat by the famous, mid-century Chicago hat designer Luci Puci (Lucylle Smith Gilbert) has a tall crown and narrow brim in bright copper satin fabric, with “stripes” of black topstitching. Where the wide band crosses over at the front of the hat, a topaz and citrine rhinestone pin has been attached, probably by the original owner. The tall crown is crushable, and the narrow brim can be worn turned up or down, as preferred. Designed to sit up high on the head, as shown, this hat will not pull down low like a 1920s-style cloche hat, unless you have a very small head size (see measurement for inner circumference of hat). The hat is lined with darker brown taffeta, and has a label from defunct Chicago department store Charles A. Stevens, as well as the Luci Puci label. (We do have the original Stevens store hatbox for this hat, but including it will increase the shipping charges somewhat, so please let us know if you are interested, when ordering.) This shimmering copper 1960s hat is in excellent condition--and it’s a neat piece of Chicago design and retail history, too!