side view, peaked pixie women's hat with flat fringe
closer view of peak, 1940s 1950s witchy black velour pixie hat
another view, 40s 50s pixie designer hat
other side of black pixie hat showing decorative flat fringe and tassel at peak
40s 50s pixie hat label, Town & Country Hugh Beresford
side view, peaked pixie women's hat with flat fringe
closer view of peak, 1940s 1950s witchy black velour pixie hat
another view, 40s 50s pixie designer hat
other side of black pixie hat showing decorative flat fringe and tassel at peak
40s 50s pixie hat label, Town & Country Hugh Beresford

40s 50s Women's Pixie Hat by Hugh Beresford Witchy Black Velour

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This is a unique and quirky hat, from a famous London milliner who frequently designed for Queen Elizabeth in the 1940s and 1950s. I am dating this to the late 1940s or early 1950s, based on a 1949 interview he gave in Australia, when he said that with shorter haircuts, small hats would fit the head. "not be the old fashioned type of cloche, but a close-fitting hat with perhaps a tiny rolled brim, and masses of trimming". This hat is indeed close-fitting, shaped to the head - hugging lower in the back - with a witchy peak. The curving and wired edge is trimmed with multiple spiraling rows of short flat "fringe" made of the same material as the hat - similar to the way leather fringe is done on western jackets. The peak of the hat is set off by a pompom of standup flat fringe.

SIZE: No size label
Inner band circumference - 21.75" (55.25 cm)
Height of crown sitting on flat surface - 7.25" plus 1" pompom (18.5 plus2.5 cm)

MATERIALS/COLORS: Sturdy black wool felt with soft velour-like outer surface.

TAGS: Town & Country, created by Hugh Beresford, made in England

CONDITION: No stains, holes, or other issues noted. The typical makeup stains on the front inner head band are very minimal - see closeup.

Hugh Beresford was a leading London milliner, who designed hats for Queen Elizabeth in the 1940s among others.