This high-crowned straw hat features a wide hat band and velvet embellishments. The hat band features a red, white, and blue alternating stripe pattern, the top of which is adorned with a black and red velvet rosette. A black velvet sash is layered atop the hat band, adding dimension to the striped band.


  • Title: Chapeau
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location Created: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.); crown circumference 25 ½ in. (64.8 cm.)
  • Provenance: Worn by Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946)
  • Type: Hat
  • Rights: Hill-Stead Museum
  • Medium: Straw, linen, velvet, silk

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