Mad hatter mini top hat for parties and dress up: instant download!
What top hat collection would be complete without a nod to the Mad Hatter, Alice’s friend and companion in Wonderland. This mini paper top hat is perfect as fancy dress, costume parties and craft activities.
Mad as a hatter!
The name Mad Hatter was never used by Lewis Carroll in the book of Alice in Wonderland, where he is merely ‘The Hatter’. The card on his hat reads “In this style 10/6”, which refers to the price of the hat – 10 shillings and six pence.
In the mid 19th century, when Carrol wrote Alice, Mercury was used to process the felt hats and hat makers were exposed to the toxic vapours. Mercury poisoning can cause erratic, flamboyant behavior and many believe this was the inspiration for Caroll’s hatter.
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