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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 statement making design! It’s a way to stand out in a crowd and you never have to worry about seeing someone else in your hat.
Why do a custom 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.
Our Custom design fee is $100.00 per hour. 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.
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.
How do I know that my hat will fit?
All hats are made to fit the customer, using exact head measurements to ensure the best fit possible. We make the hat to fit your head size. If we are given the wrong head size, the hat will not fit. Additional fees will be charged to alter hats that we are given incorrect head sizes as the hat has to be re-made. This link will take you to a tutorial on how to properly measure you head; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0fT_fPBUXM
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.
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.