How It’s Made: A Handmade Stephen Jones Hat

The Royal Hats Blog For those of your curious about how a hat is made, this five minute video from British royal milliner Stephen Jones’ design studio is very informative.

As a side note- reader Janae emailed me earlier this week to let me know that Mad Hatter Day was officially celebrated on October 6. Yes- there is a Mad Hatter holiday! We missed it this year but I promise, we’ll celebrate next year. If I had to choose an utterly mad hat, it might be the one created in this video.

6 thoughts on “How It’s Made: A Handmade Stephen Jones Hat

  1. This was very interesting to watch. Thank you for sharing this. I would never have the patience to make a hat! I know that I would get angry, and throw it on the floor and stomp it before tossing it out of the window. lol. So my hat is off to all of the hatmakers of the world – I have even more respect for you now. I didn’t care for this hat but I don’t have the heart to offer a critique after seeing how much work she put into making it. 🙂

  2. You’d certainly have to invest in a lot of different blocking shapes to become a milliner, wouldn’t you? I was quite impressed by all the hand work that goes into the hat — it certainly does help explain the prices, but oh, my gosh, I would never have the patience for it! The hat was incredibly ugly, but the process was indeed fascinating. Thanks for showing it to us!

  3. Goodness! Not a great hat in my opinion but seeing such lovely work is amazing. The stitches, the nails, the size of the scissors!!! I loved watching and now understand the prices for these hats! So labor intensive and so beautiful to watch! Thank you, I love this blog!!

  4. Amazing, how I wish I had someone to teach me how to make a hat……………what a great craft to learn. And that hat is cut and daring at the same time.

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