Custom Hats

We love creating custom hats for our clients!  Nothing we do is more creative or more rewarding than working with a client to put together a perfect look.  A custom ladies hat makes a statement and a unique design.  It’s a way to stand out in a crowd and you never have to worry about seeing someone else in your hat! 

Custom Hats are couture pieces created to complement the client’s ensemble or to meet certain design specifications. Many of our Kentucky Derby clients request this service.  Prices are as follows:

Our Design Fee is $75 per hour. 

Dye fees for custom colors are $50/per color. 

Costs vary depending on the hat size, materials used, and trim. We require a 50% nonrefundable deposit before starting any custom project. We also ask that you allow ample time for the completion of your custom hat, especially during the Kentucky Derby season.  Rush fees may apply.  Hats are not shipped until final payment.  We ship via Fed Ex Ground.  If you require overnight or two day delivery, Fed Ex charges over $100 to ship one of our hat boxes.

Here’s how it works. In an initial consultation, the client gives me color and style preferences. If she has an outfit in mind she emails me a photograph or a link to a photograph of the dress. Sometimes I work from a belt or swatch of fabric from the garment. I design the hat and then email a photo or photos for consideration. When the design is approved, the hat is then finished and delivered. The images below are examples of these steps.

 

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 More Custom Hats Done

 

Probably the wildest fascinator that I have ever done.
Probably the wildest fascinator that I have ever done.
Breeder's Cup fascinator featuring horse shoes.
Breeder’s Cup fascinator featuring horse shoes.
Derby hat done to complement necklace.
Derby hat done to complement necklace.
Draft for Custom hat for Mardi Gras 2014.
Draft for Custom hat for Mardi Gras 2014.
Custom saucer hat for wedding.
Custom saucer hat for wedding.
Love these colors for this dress.
Love these colors for this dress.
Hat for Derby 2014 to match necklace.
Hat for Derby 2014 to match necklace.
Love the colors on this custom hat.
Love the colors on this custom hat.
Custom Elegant hat to match dress in 2014
Custom Elegant hat to match dress in 2014
Custom Hat to Match Dress
Custom Hat to Match Dress
Custom Hat to complement dress
Custom Hat to complement dress
Custom Headpiece
Custom Headpiece
Custom Royal hat for Chanel suit for Derby 2012
Custom Royal hat for Chanel suit for Derby 2012
Custom Derby hats for Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky Teen
Custom Derby hats for Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky Teen
A hat to match an invitation for a Derby party.
A hat to match an invitation for a Derby party.
Love the colors on this custom hat.
Love the colors on this custom hat.

 

 

 

Semi Custom Designs
Often we find that the perfect hat is a small revision away. For instance, if a client likes an existing design but wants to change a detail (change the color, substitute a different trim or color of trim.) a customization fee, $50. – $100. may apply.

Choosing a Basic Style
Below are images of our three most popular styles, Elegant, Holly Go Lightly, and Eliza. These images are in a neutral color and untrimmed to illustrate the lines and proportions one should consider in choosing the base of your hat.

Elegant

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white_eliza

royal-saucer

Return Policy
As all of our hats are made to order and as hats are a fairly personal accessory, it is our policy that we never resell a hat, therefore we cannot return orders. However do want you to be happy with your hat and will work with you on alterations to size or trim.

Contact Polly
You are one of a kind. Why not have a one of a handmade kind hat? To see more of our custom designs, contact us. We’ll gladly send you images from our custom portfolio.