Hat Gallery

This blog is now more than eight years old, and has over 400 posts. That's a fair amount of information and pictures, so in an attempt to bring some order to the chaos I have created these gallery pages. They contain pictures of pretty much everything I have made in that time (and, I've realised, a lot of views of my back yard in various shades of yellow!), with hyperlinks to the blogposts.

I'm lucky enough to live not far from the HatWorks museum in Stockport. As well as completing a number of courses there, I have also attended a number of Open Blocking Days, where the museum's collection of hat blocks is made available for hatmakers to use. These are the hats I have completed so far.

Top row, left to right:
1920s Gatsby cloche
1940s 'Chimneypot' hat with veil
Vogue 7464

Bottom row, left to right:
1950s sinamay cocktail hat
1950s 'Lampshade' hat
1940s 'Make-do-and-mend' hat


Top row, left to right:
Brimmed hat
Straw hat

Bottom row, left to right:
Silk 'percher' hat
Fabric hat