Updated: Sep 2, 2020
Also a finalist in the 2020 Melbourne International Millinery Competition, Very Berry transforms materials into something new, while still maintaining a link to their original purpose.
This hat is created from a torn and faded jumper and an old shirt discarded from my husband’s wardrobe.
Using an old straw panama as a block, I created an inner and outer crown from the jumper. The top of the crown is trimmed with the neck edging from the jumper, echoing the jumper’s V-neck.
I made the upper brim from the jumper and the underside from the shirt. The brim is wired with wire from the old hat. The internal head-fitting ribbon was created from the shirt.
Very Berry is adorned with the collar and a cuff from the shirt. The collar points are wired with wire ties from a new phone charger cord. The jumper’s band has become a hat band.
Model & HMU: Charlie Jean #trulycharliejean