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Hats for Autumn and Winter

We have been very busy making hats for this season. As the weather is becoming very Autumnal the hats we are designing are for those cold days which are fast approaching!

For more examples of our hand made 1920's style cloches please look at our website,
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New Hat Making Workshops added to our website today

If you are interested in learning traditional methods of millinery take a look at our website,

Today we added a few new workshops and dates.

If you would like more information please either email me, Adrienne, or, phone the shop, 01189 504421.

Bespoke Hats for Hire, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1DN

Hats for Hire

A lady who is going to Royal Ascot visited the shop today and asked if I hire hats. After a short chat with her after she tried on one of our Baby CoCo hats, as it looked beautiful on her a quick decision of hiring the hat was made.

We are now offering all our sample hats either for sale or hire.

Within the next few days they will be listed on our sister website, Prices will range from £60 to £150 for a week's hire.

All these hats are designed for weddings, days at the races and other special occasions. Each one is bespoke.

For our 2017 collection please visit

Email Adrienne, for more information

Hats for Royal Ascot 2017

Hats for Royal Ascot in three weeks time.
As we are very busy designing many orders for Royal Ascot as of now we are unable to take on any more orders, time has run out for bespoke orders.

However we have a selection of sample hats available to buy in our shop.

If you are looking for that head turning hat please come and visit us or email to for more information. Some of our latest designs are not on the website.


Hats & Headpieces to turn heads at Royal Ascot

Hats & Headpieces for Special Occasions 

Today has been quite a strange day but as all was not quite normal in the shop I decided to have some fun and design a totally unique headpiece.

Poppies are so beautiful that they have inspired me to make this hat. I am not sure which flower I will create next!

The base of the headpiece is a cocktail hat. There is a layer of red netting beneath the feathers which have been cut to represent the petals of the poppy.

This is perfect for a special occasion for example a Day at the Races, Royal Ascot.

If you would like to have an unusual hat designed for your special occasion your enquiry will be most welcome.

How to wear your hat.

How to wear your hat. Hats don't suit me! Try a trybly
So many customers who visit our shop either state that they do not wear hats because they don't suit them or ask, how do I wear a hat?
My first answer to those who state that hats don't suit them is 'there is a hat for everyone, you just need to find it and have the confidence to wear it'.
As we have so many different styles of hats for men and women in the shop the first style I place on a customers head is a trylby, this is usually a winner. Even I wear wool tryblys' when it is cold or raining, so much better than an umbrella.
How do you wear your trylby?
There are three ways of wearing a trylby and each way makes you feel quite different. Traditionally the hat can be worn on the top of your head. This position suits everyone, you don't need too much confidence to wear it this way. Next way is at a jaunty angle, my favourite, this make a statement, you are confident, playful, a little secretive perha…

New Hats & Updating our Website

Our New look website It's all very exciting at the moment as we are busy making all our new hats. At the same time as preparing our new hats for the upcoming photoshoot with Tony Free, our in house photographer, we are also updating our website. Tony is undertaking this as well.

I can certainly recommend a photographer who can also help with the website is a great way forward.

This perchher style hat will be available to order on our website soon. It will also be available in a selection of colours.