The OUI Hat
Upcycled and restored from the shell of a mass-produced baseball hat, the OUI hat was rewoven by needle with neutral vintage linen thread. The very fine woven work combines a central pattern of basket weave where the work OUI (yes, in French) was hand-embroidered with a satin stitch overlay. This elegant hat is absolutely unique. The hand-stitching ensured precision as well as comfort: very little thread is present on the reverse side of the hat where the fabric touches the skin. The linen thread was carefully selected to slowly change color and fray over time, developing its very own personality. The OUI hat reflects the understated elegance of a beloved garment. It is a gift of time.