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More vintage headwear: a green half hat!

Over Easter there was a Retro & Vintage + Design Expo in Helsinki, as I mentioned in an earlier post. The lavender half hat wasn't my only vintage headwear find from the RVDE; here's the other one!

This hat doesn't sit quite as snugly on my head as the lavender one, and it seems to be of newer make. Maybe 1970s or so? It's of a lovely emerald green colour, made of felt, and it's in wonderful condition all around.

The vintage hat has a simple but cute ornament on one side. Curiously the hat maker has pinched the inside with a string so that the hat forms a small bubble to accentuate the ornament. I could remove the bubble easily but I'll see how I like it as it is.

And I do quite like it! It doesn't sit as snugly on my head as the lavender one, so I'll definitely need to come up with tricks to fasten it on my hair. I wouldn't want to lose this hat on a windy day!

A vintage find: beautiful lavender half hat!

As I posted previously, the Retro & Vintage + Design Expo was held in Helsinki last weekend, over Easter. I went there on Saturday and rummaged the whole clothing area through. I made some wonderful finds, and most of them are headgear!

This hat is one of my vintage finds from RVDE, a true treasure! It's a felt half hat of a lovely lavender colour. I estimated with the shop keeper that it has to be from the 1950's. It has clearly been in use, but it's in good condition and has retained its shape very well.

It has a big bow on the other side and a small ornament on the other. It fits on my big fat head very nicely, but I will need a hat pin or some other tricks to actually hold it down on my head before I venture to go out with it. At the moment, however nicely it fits, wind would surely blow it away.

Next on my shopping list: a vintage hat pin or two!