May 23, 2012

Amazing success of the 8th Stroll with a Hat!! ¡¡Gran éxito de la 8a Passejada amb Barret!!

Filed under: Millinery trivia and events,Passejada 2012,Passejada amb Barret — Cristina de Prada @ 8:33 am

This year we have been around 600 participants in Barcelona’s 8th Stroll with a Hat. How do we know we were so many? Easy!! We give away a free badge to those that join us wearing a hat, and we had 500 of those to give. We run out and many people did not get theirs.

Este año hemos sido cerca de 600 participantes en la 8ª Passejada amb Barret (Paseo con Sombrero) de Barcelona. ¿Cómo sabemos que hemos sido tantos? ¡Fácil! Hemos regalado una chapa conmemorativa a todo el que llevaba sombrero, y teníamos 500 chapas para dar. Se nos acabaron y mucha gente se quedó sin la suya.

Group picture 8ª Passejada amb Barret 2012

We had people from all ages (even newborns) join in, and styles rainging from street wear to very elegant. The weather forecast predicted heavy showers, but we had sun from beginning to end. Shortly after the Stroll ended it begun to rain.

Participó gente de todas las edades (incluso recién nacidos), y los estilos iban desde ropa de calle hasta muy elegante. La predicción del tiempo prometió lluvias, pero tuvimos sol de principio a fin. Al poco de acabar la Passejada empezó a llover.

We even had a dog wearing a hat!

Incluso participó un perro, tocado con sombrero!

An ideal girls day out.

Un día ideal para salir con las amigas.

Participantes en la Passejada amb Barret

Or an excuse to meet with friends…

O una excusa para quedar con los amigos…

Dora y amigos

Nina Pawlowsky (right) and I celebrating the end of such a successful edition of our Stroll with a Hat.

Nina Pawlowsky (derecha) y yo celebrando el éxito de la 8ª Passejada amb Barret a su llegada a la Gran Vía, punto final.

Cristina y Nina

On a personal note, I would like to thank Paco Peralta, couturier, for the wonderful jacket he made for me. I made a coordinating hat for myself and a cap for Peter. Paco is the one with the Stetson hat on the photo below, to her right is Isabel, his sister wearing one of the hats I made for last years Hat Designer of the Year competition.

En una nota personal, quisiera darle las gracias a Paco Peralta, modisto, por la maravillosa chaqueta que me hizo. Yo me hice un sombrero coordinado y una gorra para Peter. Paco es el que lleva el sombrero Stetson en la foto de abajo, a su derecha podéis ver a Isabel, su hermana con uno de los sombreros que hice el año pasado para la competición Hat Designer of the Year.

Foto de grupo Passejada

I was also very happy that my brother Joaquín was wearing my late father’s Panama hat (that he bought at Sombrerería Mil), we had been searching for that hat for a while and a few months ago we found it stored away in a shelf. On the other hand, my mother could not join us because of health problems and we missed her very much.

Me alegró mucho que mi hermano Joaquín se pusiera el Panamá que mi padre (que falleció en 1991) se había comprado en la Sombrerería Mil, hace tiempo que estabamos buscando ese sombrero y finalmente lo encontramos guardado en un estante hace unos meses. Por otro lado, echamos mucho de menos a mi madre que por razones de salud no pudo venir.

Cristina and Joaquín with Panama hat

If you wish to see images of the Stroll with a Hat taken by the participants I encourage you to visit the Flickr group for this years event.

Si queréis ver las imagenes de la Passejada amb Barret (Paseo con Sombrero) tomadas por los participantes os invito a visitar el grupo de Flick de este año.


  1. Congratulations on a fabulous event ! Wonderful!



    Comment by S. Montez Murphy — May 23, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

  2. I had a wonderful time!

    Beautiful crowd, amazing city

    Fan #2

    Comment by Joaquín de Prada — May 24, 2012 @ 11:00 am

  3. And CONGRATS ON BEING AGAIN fricking finalist in Paris. You deserve it!



    Comment by Joaquín de Prada — May 24, 2012 @ 11:01 am

  4. OK…someday…I wanna be there for this event! I note that the people are showing up with classy hats, not joke hats, and I applaud their good taste.
    My daughter plans to visit Italy and Spain in October. Wish I was going with her! Keep up the great millinery, and for being a finalist in Paris!

    Comment by jill — June 3, 2012 @ 4:14 am

  5. Gracias Joaquín, sin todos vosotros que estáis conmigo no habría sido posible!

    Jill!! So great to hear from you, I’m so out of the loop, I’m sorry!!
    I’m happy you liked our event, we encourage people to come wearing a hat, no matter what sort (does not have to be classy per se), but at the same time we want to stay away from parody, carnival hats, because that’s not what this event is about. The idea is to encourage the use of hats and I think we’re succeeding.
    Will your daughter stop by Barcelona? If so let me know! And who knows, one day you might decide to organize a trip and join us on our Hat Stroll, we would love to have you over here!
    Thank you for your kind words

    Comment by cristinadeprada — June 3, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

  6. i love this article

    Comment by jahitjahitan — June 28, 2012 @ 6:53 am

  7. Superguay!!! Cuando sea la proxima vez? Quiero participar!

    Comment by Jasmine — December 13, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

  8. El domingo 7 de abril de 2012 será la próxima Passejada amb Barret, allí nos veremos!

    Comment by cristinadeprada — December 14, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

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