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Holiday Party at Ship John in Portland, Oregon - December 15

Holiday Party at Ship John in Portland, Oregon - December 15

December 15, 2018 in Portland, Oregon
Showcasing the Limited Edition collaboration collection featuring artwork by Jim Krantz.


Spring 2019 Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshop

Spring 2019 Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshop

Spring 2019

Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshop


The 2018 Experiment: Seasonality and Facing Fears

The 2018 Experiment: Seasonality and Facing Fears

For the last 4 years, I have been on a fast paced path with my business, Havstad Hat Company. At the age of 24 I started this company with no idea of where it would lead; I had no expectations and no experience in what a “start-up” would be like. It has been AMAZING, so challenging, so rewarding, and the greatest crash course in entrepreneurship. My love of hatmaking falls right in line with my love of storytelling, of connection and of collaboration. As many of you know, 3 years ago I began volunteering at a...


Spring 2018 Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshops

Spring 2018 Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshops

Spring 2018

Build Your Own Custom Hat Workshop

March 24th & 25th

March 28th & 29th

Prairie Mountain Folk School

Joseph, Oregon

I am excited to invited you to join us for a 2 day workshop in Joseph, Oregon where you will have the opportunity to learn how to build yourself a custom designed and custom fitted lifetime quality hat. Participants will learn basic hat making skills using original, early 1900s hatters equipment and using methods that have been passed down from generation to generation of...


Shop Update, Musings on Life & Art

Shop Update, Musings on Life & Art

So, this is my dream, and I’m going for it. I don’t know how it will go, I only know that given the gift of this life on this earth, and given the freedom I am dedicated to preserving, and given this strong pull to go deeper into my relationship with this land, this inaugural collection of the Hues of the High Desert is the best way for me to say through my work and through my designs what I feel in my heart.