I have never had so many different hat designs and customization options in my shop before, and even for me it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. As we move closer to the Fall, and all the autumn festivities I look forward to every year, I thought I might put together a little guide to help you navigate all the different hat styles and options for the 2018 Fall season. This way you can get a sample of all the different hat possibilities all in one place, simple as can be. Each picture below takes you right to the listing for that hat. So if any hats in this post catches your eye just click or touch the picture to see more details and pricing information.
The foundation of every hat is the brim. And the first thing you need to know about the brim is that it comes in several different sizes, from the smallest at 4 inches to the largest at 8 inches. Not every hat has the full range of brim sizes though, so check individual listings to see what options you have.
Besides the different brim sizes there are also several customization options to make the brim of your hat look unique. Each option is meant to give the hat different textures or dimensions, depending on the look you are going for. First, we have the "tattered brim" style which adds cobweb inspired points (like this hat), a lattice pattern (like this hat), or a jagged edge to the brim (as pictured). Second, we have the "curled brim" which adds a curl to the front of the hat for a more jaunty look. Finally, we have the hat wave, which is my newest design option. It adds a simple wave to the hat so it looks more lived in and organic instead of being flat and circular.
The most iconic part of the hats that I make are the ridged and curling tails. What you may not know about my hats (if you've only ever seen them on Pinterest or around the internet) is that I actually have six different tail styles that you can choose from, and each one creates an entirely different look for the hat. The "Crooked Tail" style is new for this season, and for 2018 I also brought back my "Short Tail."
Most of the hats I make I also dye myself (except for a few one-of-a-kind color patterns). That means I can offer all kinds of different color options depending on what you're looking for. If you are thinking about a hat that is a different color than the classic witchy black here is a sampling of the four most popular colorways that I can do, showing the full range of vibrant and nuanced colors possible for your hat.
Maybe witch and wizard hats are not really what you are looking for right now, but you like some of the colors and styles you've seen so far. I do offer a variety of completely different hat and hood designs that might fit the look you are going for. I'm especially proud of the Witch Hat Fascinator, new for this season!
For The Adventurous...
If you have something a little more creative and interesting in mind I have a few options that might fit in better with your adventurous tastes. One possibility are my one-of-a-kind hats. Each of these hats are already made and ready to ship, and they feature designs, colors, or decorative elements I will not be offering again. So each hat will be unique in the world. Another possibility is a custom silhouette hat, where you send me ideas for a design you would like felted into your hat to give it a completely unique colored pattern. Finally, I do also accept custom orders from time to time. Let me know what kind of hat project you have in mind.
And that's all the information I could fit in this hat buying guide! I hope that helps you to better understand the dozens of design, color, and customization options I offer. One more thing to keep in mind is that each and every hat is handmade by me, from scratch, and made-to-order (unless otherwise noted). Each hat is its own project, and its own moment of artistic expression for me. If you are thinking about getting a hat for Halloween or other Fall festivities it may be a good idea to order sooner than later. I can only make so many hats after all, and I want to make sure you get yours in time for all the fun!
If you have any questions about anything also feel free to contact me. I answer all the messages I receive personally and within 24 hours.
Happy Halloween 2018!