• purple half hat
  • purple close hat
  • purple hat
  • 1950s half hat copy
  • purple velvet aht
  • 1950s purple hat
  • purple half hat
  • purple close hat
  • purple hat
  • 1950s half hat copy
  • purple velvet aht
  • 1950s purple hat

Vintage Purple Velvet Hat, 1950s Half Hat


Vintage purple velvet 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 a one-of-a-kind vintage piece. Get it before it’s gone.

1 in stock

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.


NOT SHIPPABLE TO ITALY due to Italian customs prohibition.

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What is a Half Hat

Half hats are brimless shallow hats 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.

Half hats 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

Shipping & Returns

Items usually ship within 5 business days.  Occasionally, there may be an issue with shipping times.  If so, we will let you know at once. Based on the best price, clothing, and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx with insurance.   Jewelry is shipped First Class or Priority. Overseas orders ship International First Class.  Please see our Shipping Information for rates.

International buyers are responsible for all customs duties.  PLEASE NOTE:  Effective July 1, 2021, EU members will be 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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