I've been puzzling over this beauty for some time now. It's made of what looks like cut-pile velvet, but could be some sort of shaved fur. The color is almost closer to deep midnight blue than black, and it's covered in the most amazing sequins, beads, and rhinestones. I have so many questions about this hat :help: I think it's 1940s, based on the shape, but I don't even know how to wear it! There's a bit of adhesive on the underside, and I figured that must be where the label was, making it the back, but honestly, it looks good either way. I also have no idea what you call this kind of hat. It is definitely quirky and glamorous and feminine all at once, and I would love to know more about it!