A late 1940's early 1950's style of wide brimmed hat. This hat is made with a separate crown and block then joined together. The black felt has been heavily stiffened with buckram and then lined with a pink rose cotton fabric, carried on around the crown, rolled and secured. A matching bow is to the rear of the hat. The felt brim has been twice steamed and ironed, wired for rigidity and finished with a black petersham ribbon. The crown underneath has a petersham pleated head band. Security is via a black ric rac ribbon which can be tied at nape of neck and plastic comb.