GENE ALLEN MARTIN
OF DOMESTIC ARTS DEPARTMENT OF
THE MINNEAPOLIS Y.W.C.A.; DESIGNER, DEMONSTRATOR
AND INSTRUCTOR IN MILLINERY
E. E. MARTIN
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
The Riverside Press Cambridge
The Riverside Press
CAMBRIDGE · MASSACHUSETTS
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
an art which may be acquired by any one possessing
patience and ordinary ability. To make a hat for the
trade is not as difficult as to make one for an
individual; neither is it so high a phase of art.
are given for crown-height, brim-width, and color, as
being suited to different types of faces, but they are
so often misleading that it seems best to consider only
a few, since the becomingness of a hat almost invariably
depends upon minor characteristics of the individual for
which there are no rules.
A girl or
woman with auburn hair may wear grays—gray-green, cream
color, salmon pink; a touch of henna with gold or
orange; mulberry if the eyes are dark.
with dark hair and blue or dark eyes may wear any color
if the skin is clear.
dark hair and eyes and a sallow skin may find golden
brown, a pale yellow or cream color becoming—possibly a
mulberry if just the
depth. A hat with slightly drooping brim faced with some
shade of rose will add color to the cheeks. No reds
should be worn unless the skin is