The process

Custom Hat Designs

It’s as much fun having a hat custom designed as it is wearing one. We will begin with a short conversation about your wishes and to schedule a formal design consultation. That's when we'll discuss the details of your event, outfit, vision and desires. Next I'll develop a concept, show you sketches or small-scale models, samples of materials, offer choices and quote a price. You'll come in for a fitting "mid-construction," then a final fitting. Generally, the process takes 3-6 weeks. It’s best to contact me 3-6 months before a special event, 9-12 months for wedding and derby hats. A design fee of $100 is required at the time of the consultation appointment, which is applied to the cost of the hat. A 50% deposit is required when the order is placed. Payment in full is required at final fitting.  

 

Custom Fit Berets

Once you’ve decided the satin brocade fabric you prefer, I will send you detailed directions to take accurate measurements of your head. Local clients are encouraged to make an appointment to come into the hattery to be measured. This service is complimentary. Payment in full is required when you place your order.  Your beret will be ready in 10-14 days.

 

Hats Reborn

If you have a hat with great sentimental value, it might be a candidate for “rebirth.” I do not restore old damaged hats to their original state, but I do transform good-quality vintage hats into modern works of wearable art. 


the terms

I guarantee you'll be thrilled. We'll discuss all of your questions and concerns before you place your order. When you do, here are the terms:

The $100 design fee paid at your initial consultation will be applied to your order. Should you decide to not place an order, the design fee is retained as the charge for services rendered for the consultation.

The cost of your hat is valued by my creativity, artistic expertise, time at the worktable, and supplies.  A non-refundable down payment of 50% is required at the time of order. 

I do not discount my intellectual property or labor, nor can I resell your hat to someone else if you change your mind. Therefore, returns are not accepted and refunds are not provided.

Rentals? Nope.

 


the box

Hats too large for standard hat box sizes can be accommodated with a custom-made box, which can be ordered from my supplier at the same time you order your hat. Cost will be quoted in advance. 

Shipping and delivery options range from international shipping to local currier delivery. Fees apply.