The design is ever reminiscent of the 1920's style Cloche with a modern look to it. And since I've been looking forward to playing with this particular style of hat I agreed to crochet it for her.
|Design by Diane McGettigan|
found on Etsy at Handmade Cottage
|Sarah Jessica Parker during her|
photo session with Annie
Leibowitz in Manhattan
|Angelina Jolie in Changeling|
|Leighton Meester on the set of Gossip Girl|
|Hillary Swank in P.S. I love You|
 The hat was typically designed to be worn low on the forehead, with the wearer's eyes only slightly below the brim. By 1928/29, it became fashionable to turn the brims on cloche hats upwards. This style remained prevalent throughout the early 1930s until the cloche hat became obsolete around 1933/34.
Often, different styles of ribbons affixed to the hats indicated different messages about the wearer. Several popular messages included: An arrow-like ribbon which indicated a girl was single but had already given her heart to someone, a firm knot which signaled marriage or a flamboyant bow which indicated the wearer was single and interested in mingling. Cloches were made of beads or lace for evening wear, for cocktails, dancing or even for bridal wear.
Lanvin and Molyneux opened ateliers to join milliners in manufacturing the hats. The hats even shaped hairstyles: the Eton crop (the short, slicked-down cut worn by Josephine Baker) became popular because it was ideal to showcase the hats' shape.
In the late 1980s, inventive models of the cloche, such as Patrick Kelly's version with a buttoned brim, made a minor resurgence. Cloche hats were also featured in many designers’ Fall 2007 collections; Elle magazine called the cloche hat the "haute accessory of the moment" in its September 2007 issue. The cloche hat has been worn by actress Angelina Jolie in the 2008 film Changeling.
 ^ a b c d e f g Vargas, Whitney (September 2007). "Head Start". Elle: 190.
 ^ Thomas, Pauline (March 2004). "Hats and Hair Fashion". Hats and Hair Fashion.
I have always admired the classic styles from the 1920's, I believe it was one of the best fashion eras, from hairstyles and hats, to shoes and accessories. There has been many updates to the cloche's design as you can see here:
Giving them a more modern look, with different colors and accessories.
|Symply Smashing & FannyMae |
Found on Etsy at Boring Sidney
|Knit design previously found|
on Etsy at Counting Stitches
|Crochet design found on Etsy|
at Handmade Cottage