Halo hat is a flexible design hat where the hat’s shape mattered less, but the look of the wearer mattered more. The hat was worn at the back of the head or on the head with a back tilt. This gave the wearer’s face a circular extension, similar to a saintly halo. This is the reason why this hat was known as a halo hat.
At times, the hat had a very wide brim or a raised, semi-circular hairband shape to give the halo effect. These hats could be made from many different materials such as velvet, felt, lace or wool. Although the hats came into existence somewhere around the late 1800s, they remerged in the 1930s and became so popular that many brides wore them with an attached veil. These resurfaced in the 1960s.