Purple Exclamation Mark Beret
Sculptural, purple statement hat in handmade wool felt. A jewel-toned and elegant hat to wear to a wedding or celebration.
It is wearable art that can be worn a variety of ways, with the exclamation point in the front or to the side. Turn the hat to whichever way suits you best.
The colors of this beret range in purple: from lavender to dark, plummy brown. The hat is made from soft Merino wool and has some grey Gotland type wool which gives it a bit more surface texture.
And the shape? It is another one of my sculpted variations on a beret. There is a purple flange that spirals around the front edge of the hat. Right below the this, I've shaped the wool so that it curves into a concave tear shape. I've top-stitched the front edge to add definition and have trimmed the hat with mauve colored silk decoration, which has a beaded edge. A large purple bead is sewn below that, sort of like an exclamation mark or half of a butterfly's wing. The bottom edge of the hat has been bound off in matching silk fabric.
Size: The inside of the hat has a hand sewn head size band of purple millinery grosgrain. The hat should fit a SMALL head size of 21 3/4 to 22 inches (55.24– 56 cm).
The hat at its widest point on top measures approximately 12 inches (30.48 cm) in length. It is a mid-weight thickness of felt and weighs 2.6 ounces (74 grams). You could wear this hat indoors.
Care: Sheep wool resists dirt and rain excellently! This hat can be gently hand washed in cool water with mild soap. Cool rinse, blot on a towel, put a towel balled up under to shape and air dry.