Vintage 1920s Hat Sizer, La Bette Hat Bandeau - Cushion for hats that are too big$25.00
Vintage 1920s Hat Sizer, La Bette Hat Bandeau - Cushion for hats that are too big
This is a pretty cool find from the 1920s - a cushioned piece that you can add to a hat that is too big for you, to make it fit.
Called 'La Bette Best-Bandeau-Made' with patent dates from 1924.
It is about 7-1/4 inches long x 1-1/2 inches and about 1/2 inch thick cushion.
It is a soft cushion covered with black cotton fabric with flexible plastic along the top. The plastic has 4 metal studs with prongs. You would stitch this into the inside of your hat, the prongs help to hold it in place. Fills in space on hats that are too big.