I just love the Downton Abbey Hats. They are definitely inspiring my spring 2013 collection. The one on the right the character 'Edith' is wearing. I love the asymmetrical brim. I am working on one in felt at the moment. I have already blocked the crown to be a rounded one like in the picture above. I have cut the brim so it is shorter in the front and back and longer on the sides. I am going to sew the wire on the brim next then work on lining the crown and will then trim it.
This one is the prototype for the brim shape. If I am successful I will make some in straw for spring summer. Wish me luck!!