The Mardi Gras is a masked low crown or Deadman top hat with a polka dot fabric band combined with a gorgeous silky iridescent scale fabric train and red velvety rose to its rear. This elegant topper is set to flatter its wearer.


I wasn't familiar with the origins of the festival...Mardi Gras is of course Fat Tuesday in French and familiar to me as Shrove Tuesday (sad fact about Karen...I don't like pancakes!). Originating in medieval Europe, the Mardi Gras ceremonies followed France to its colonies and famously the carnival sees processions of masked folk and dazzling floats fill the streets of New Orleans.


The Mardi Gras is a scarlet red Deadman or low crown top hat with a 4” crown. It is handmade from 100% wool with all embellishments hand sewn into position, lined with Ratty Tat Hat's branding, pale gold satin and finished to a fine heirloom quality. Each hat is presented in its own Ratty Tat hatbox and securely sent in a double-skin outer box.

The Mardi Gras - 58cms

  • The size shown above is the circumference of the hat's inner headband. We would suggest using a dressmaker’s tape measure to ascertain the head circumference of the wearer (measurement to be taken from above eyebrows and around widest part of head). Ratty Tat Hats are made from heavy wool and therefore quite rigid so measurements need to be accurate in order to provide a comfortable fit.

  • UK & Ireland £15.00

    Most European destinations £30.00

    USA £69.00

    Canada £74.00

    Reduced delivery rates apply for two or more hats in one order.

    Deliveries outside areas specified above can usually be arranged.

    Further details for delivery including costs and schedules are available in Terms section.