The Tall Topper crochet top hat would be equally appropriate at a Wonderland-themed tea party, a Seussian soiree or a steampunk brunch, because this is a hat for many occasions! It can be worn in a huge variety of ways to suit the wearer’s moods or to match an Outfit.
In colour, the topper is frankly loud! The most vivid scarlet-red at the brim shades to crimson, tomato then maroon and burgundy at the top. It is striped with black all over, with the horizontal stripes quite narrow at the centre of the crown, and increasing in size until they reach the sides, where they are of uniform width. The ‘hat band’ (actually part of the hat) is crocheted in cobalt blue, with sky blue bobble ‘studs’ spaced around it at regular intervals.
It is wired where the crown meets the sides and around the edge of the brim. These can be kept round and even or bent into all sorts of wonky and wondrous shapes. There is also a wire at the centre back. This can either keep the Tall Topper standing straight, or squished down, or rakishly tilted to the side.
All the wires are high quality milliners’ wire of a strong gauge (not your flimsy hobby-supermarket-type wire). It does not rust and is wound with cotton thread. To ensure that the hat is comfortable to wear and the white coating does not show, I have sewn another layer of padding around the wire, in the form of black lycra. Each of these padded-wire assemblies is hidden inside its own, narrow crochet ‘pocket’ inside the hat, except for the brim wire, which is encased inside the hem itself.
The Tall Topper is small to medium in size, best suited to warm and enliven a cranium of up to about 56cm/22”. (To give some context to that size, 56cm/22” is the ‘average’ head circumference for an adult woman, so this should fit children, teens and adults with small to medium noggins. It will fit a 22” head, and possibly a smidgeon larger.)
The Tall Topper was totally designed and hand made by myself. No patterns were harmed, or even used in its making. It is quite robust, and should give its owner years of enjoyable wear so long as it is washed and cared for appropriately.
It is made from synthetic fibres, so is suitable for vegans. It is made only from acrylic yarns, high quality, cotton-wrapped millinery wire and lycra padding over the wire. Please handwash and rinse it, then roll in a towel to gently squeeze out excess moisture, and dry flat-tish. Please do not bleach, machine wash or tumble dry.
I use Australia Post and usually send out parcels within 24 hours, except on weekends, because the local post office is closed Saturday and Sunday. Shipping to the US/UK should take about a week to ten days, but unfortunately shipping delays can happen sometimes. If that’s the case, let me know and I can follow up the parcel’s progress from this end and keep buyers informed.
At present I am sending parcels within Australia by Express post to make sure they arrive as soon as possible. Buyers will have a tracking number so they can follow their parcel’s progress, so long as the postal service in their country allows it. Tracking numbers will be sent as soon as I post the parcel.
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