According to Luxarazzi:
…first I looked for pictures about her, to have an idea of her colours and style. I had this nice silk on my hands and I imagine making leaves of different colours with pearls. For the base of that hat I used wool felt in fuchsia, blocked on a nice shape. When I finished, I really thought that it could be perfect for The Grand Duchess, so I “dared” to send it to her as a present. And some weeks later I received a wonderful letter thanking me for this hat… I was so excited and grateful about that.