When ordering your custom hat, the first thing you must consider is what type of felt you would like your hat made with. This is primarily what determines the cost of your hat as well as the style of hat you desire. I choose to only work with 100% beaver fur felts because of their superior longevity, durability and luxurious finish.
The Dress weight felt is a 4 oz 100% beaver felt with less shellac mixed into the material as the western weight felt. The felt is therefore more flexible with a very lightweight feel.
The Lightweight 100x felt is a 6 oz felt option that is slightly lighter than the Western weight felt, but with a bit more substance and structure than the 100x Dress weight felt.
The Western weight felt is an 8 oz 100% beaver fur felt with more shellac mixed into the fur felt to give this hat body more rigidity and structure than the Dress weight. This felt is tough as nails and will stand up to rain, snow and relentless sun for a lifetime and more.
"NATURE ALWAYS WEARS THE COLORS OF THE SPIRIT.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Different felt weights are available in varying colors. Be sure when selecting your felt weight you carefully
consider colors to ensure availability.
Hues of the high desert
A one of a kind collection made of 100x Premium Beaver felts dyed with wildcrafted plants
harvested from the high deserts of Eastern Oregon.
individual color variations will naturally occur in each HUes of the high desert hat due to the natural dye process
During the custom ordering process you will learn of the many custom options, as well as accessories available for careful
transport and storage of your heritage hat.
the perfect fit
After placing your order for a custom Havstad hat you will receive a head measuring kit with detailed instructions in the mail. The tools and accompanying video will help you measure the circumference and shape of your head to create the perfect custom fit of your lifetime quality, heirloom piece.
Your measuring kit will arrive in the weeks following your custom order. The sooner it is returned, the sooner Cate can get to work on your custom hat.
custom head block
Each Havstad hat comes with a custom cut wood block used to help keep the shape of your hat during travel, shipment and storage.
After ordering, the fun truly begins. In the days and weeks following your purchase you will receive a digital booklet introducing the Havstad Team and mapping out what to expect from the owner, Cate, and project manager and collaborator, Claire, during the whole hat making process. It will outline important deadlines and contain links to a helpful video or two. You will also receive a Havstad Hat Co. Custom Measuring Kit by mail with instructions on how to make sure your hat is custom fit just the way you like it.
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