How to make a custom hat?

The need for a custom hat is sometimes unavoidable. You may need it for a very special event, or maybe because you like unique things. Either way, the process of making a custom hat can be intimidating if you don't know where to start. So, here's how to place an order and get your unique hat.

Choose a manufacturer

Before placing an order, you need to find a hat manufacturer who will meet your expectations. There are many manufacturers, but few offer tailor-made hats. So look for a millinery with milliners who offer this possibility and choose the one who seems most competent to you. You will need to detail your expectations and ask for advice before contacting them to place the order.

Provide the right measurements

Once the hatter and the model have been chosen, take precise measurements of your head to provide the information they will need. In particular, you will need the circumference of the head size, but also the facial contour, the height and width of the crown (upper part) of the hat. These measurements are very important because they will allow the milliner to create a hat that will perfectly match your body shape.

Choose the model and materials

Now is the time to choose the design and materials you want for your hat. Do not hesitate to ask your milliner for advice because each type of hat requires different materials and adapts to certain body shapes. For example, fedoras will be suitable for thin faces while wool hats will be better suited to people with a more elongated head shape. Once the model and materials have been chosen, you can place your order and wait for your custom hat to be delivered to your home.

Maintain your hat correctly

To enjoy your custom hat for a long time, it is important to clean and iron it regularly. Special products exist to maintain your hat depending on the material used to make it. For example, for markers, you can dampen a sponge and gently rub the fabric until all the dirt is removed. For wool hats, a simple dry ironing will suffice for cleaning and refreshing.

Keep your hat in good condition

If you want to keep your hat in good condition for as long as possible, there are a few precautions to take. Avoid leaving it in direct sunlight for too long, as it could fade. Likewise, don't wear your hat when it's raining as the moisture could affect the material and make it less durable. Finally, it is advisable to store and keep your hat in a dry and cool place, away from heat sources.

Know how to recognize a quality hat

Custom hats are usually handmade and can be difficult to recognize. The best way to tell if a hat is good quality or not is to check the stitching and finishing. If they are well made, with no dangling threads or uneven stitches, that is a sign that the hat is well made. Finally, also look if the edge is straight and homogeneous, without any curvature. This indicates that the manufacturer took care to carry out meticulous and high-quality work. Placing an order for a custom hat requires special steps and special know-how. It is important to take the right measurements, choose the right model and materials, and know how to care for and keep the hat in good condition. With a little research and sound advice, you can find a competent manufacturer and get a unique, quality hat!