I enjoy 40s hats, especially ones with a back band. However, I think this red felt “toy hat” tilt is most unusual. Instead of the typical elastic band, the hat is held on by a felt covered wire circle. And how about those featherey felt decorations also kept in shape by a concealed wire.
Don’t you just know that the gal that wore this was into swing dancing, Big Bands, and maybe was even a Rosie the Riveter. Love a hat with attitude.