Here's a new pattern for your consideration. It's by Sally Victor, who apparently was a big-time milliner in the 1950s. I sometimes see her hats at vintage shows, but rarely in a pattern. This particular Vogue pattern reminds me of the bubble skirts that are all the rage now. It's the ripply brim, which is exactly what you're seeing in those abovementioned garments. At least that's what I see. If I were to make this hat, and you know it would be easy-peasy, I do it in silk shantung. I know that fabric fades easily, but who cares? A little swath of this material isn't going to cost you a fortune. And it will look so stunning! I could picture this hat with a sheath, or even a bubble skirt? How would wear this topper if you were so inclined?