Solid Crown Vintage Ecuador Panama Straw Capeline Hat Body - 11"

h boy! True Ecuador Panama straw capelines are a thing of beauty. Often used in high-end millinery, these capelines made from toquilla straw are known for their breathability and ability to bounce back into shape. It often took days for a skilled weaver to complete even just one capeline. They really are special.

We obtained a few of these beauties from a long-time hat manufacturer in England. These examples date to the 1980s-90's and we are so happy to share them with you! 

This design features a solid powder blue colour crown and has a swirled striped effect brim. There is some ever so slight fading of the outer brim edge that goes into a slight powder purple tone - it has a lovely gradient effect and looks quite intentional, but is something to note.  

Capeline measures:
Flat measurement from crown tip to brim: 27.9cm (11 inches)
Brim width from side crown to brim edge: 11cm (4.3 inches)

*Please note that this is not a finished hat but the 'body' to make one from scratch.* 

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Petershams Guide to hat bodies:
Cone: This is the perfect size for most fascinators and for blocking out hat crowns.
Flares: This is the size inbetween a cone and a capeline, so good for hats with smaller brims or larger fascinators.
Capelines: This is the largest hat body, great for wide brimmed fitted hats.

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♻️ This product is part of our sustainable range of millinery supplies. By buying this vintage product, you are saving our earths precious resources ♻️

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