Vintage 40s Wide Broad Brim Asymmetrical Dramatic Hat Brown Felt

The 40s was a fabulous era for hats, and this is exhibit A! Low slouched crown, with a wide brim that is reinforced at the outer edge so it keeps its shape. The brim is shaped like a teardrop so that the left side can be folded up like an Australian bush hat. It is shown in some photos fastened with a jeweled brooch shown for inspiration but not included – you can use the decorative pin or button of your choice from your own collection. A corded elastic band is attached at both sides, intended to go under your hair in back and keep the hat in place.


Measurements Inches Centimeters
Circumference of inner band 20.5" 52
Height of crown with hat laying flat 2.75" 7
Diameter of open brim 14" 35.5

Dark brown felt.



No maker’s tag, only a union tag.



The inner grosgrain band is lightened in front from the foundation makeup worn by former owners on their forehead. There is a bit of roughness to the felt surface at the back of the crown – I think the hat may have had a band originally that was stitched down there – subtle unless you look, so not a significant issue.

$ 65.00