Purple Velvet Hat, Vintage 1950s Half Hat


This purple velvet hat is such a pretty close hat style.
Approx. Hat Size (cm): Fits Most, 10.5″ x 5″ (26.5 x 12).
Condition: Very Good.
Era:  1950s.
Mark/Label:  None.
Truly One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

1 in stock

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This vintage purple velvet hat is absolutely stunning.  

Purple Half Hat Details

  • 1950s half hat.
  • Round base of light purple silk
  • A large flat bow on plush purple velvet
  • Two stays, one of each side helps keep this beauty in place.

What is a Half Hat

Half hats are a brimless shallow hat that usually sits flat on top of the crown similar to an extra-wide bandeau. The half hat was created by Lilly Dache, who won an American Designer award for it in 1941. Dior designed veiled half hats beginning in 1947. They remained popular during the 1950s and morphed into variations including openwork half-hats comprised of a wired piping frame with flowers, feathers, or other trims. Check out Madge’s blog post on half hats

NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

Shipping & Returns

Items are normally shipped within 3 – 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times.  If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price.  Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  Please see our Shipping Information for rates.


International buyers handle all customs duties. PLEASE NOTE effective July 1, 2021, EU members are charged VAT taxes based on the specific country’s tax rates at the time of importation. 

We know you may be wary about buying vintage items. If so, we do offer returns.  After receipt of your vintage pieces, if you are unhappy or the item does not fit, please let Madge know of a return request within 10 days of receipt of merchandise and return items within 30 days after notification. 

We encourage you to read our complete Return Policy here.   After that, if you still have questions please call or text (404) 850-1757.


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