A hat is a physical expression of your style and uniqueness. To have your own custom hat is a statement about you and is one of a kind; just like you. It will be a timeless staple of your wardrobe and a cherished piece of your personal history. You will work with your hat makers Kay, Sam & Britt to design and build your perfect hat!
The process in which a custom handmade hat is made is based around communication between the maker and the client. The idea when we start the process is to have a good understanding of not only your size, but also your color and style preferences. We will be communicating with you throughout the process to ensure we are achieving your desired look for the hat.
When you come into our shop we can measure your exact size and head shape. We cut a wood disc in the exact shape of your head that we build and finish the hat around. If ordering a hat and you cannot make it to our shop your hat will be made to your agreed upon size and may need the shape of the oval adjusted in your area.
 If you see a hat you already like on our website or examples of previous customs that you like we are happy to make something similar, however no two pieces will be exactly the same. Please checkout our Instagram page @steamboathatter for more inspiration. 
Given the nature of our handmaking process and our tools, Each hat will have variations in color and its marks. We love this and believe it brings character and life to a new hat made just for you.
If you cant make it to Steamboat for a sizing you may need to adjust the final fit with tea kettle for steam or a local hat shop can help. Our hats are sized to your agreed measurements. See measuring guide on our menu. Please check out our shop for ready to wear hats!
100% Beaver Fur Felt: Western Weight & Dress Weight
The 100% beaver fur felt hat protects you from the elements. Naturally waterproof. The fur fiber has a soft touch, and a great amount of strength, Allowing your hat to hold its shape and style in heavy rain or snow. Its durability lengthens the life of your hat and allows it to be refurbished after years of wear. 
50/50 Beaver/Hare Fur Felt Western Weight
If you play hard you want your hat to withstand the wear and tear alongside you. We recommend our 50/50 beaver/hare blend. With the mix of naturally waterproof beaver fur fibers mixed in. This hat will provide durability and protection for many lifetimes.
 Rabbit Fur Felt Western Weight
Our 100% rabbit fur felt is very durable, and far better then wool felt. It will hold its shape in light rain and snow well, Just not as well as beaver or the beaver blend. We have access to many more colors in this felt option though. The final finish will be very similar to the beaver once sanded.
Guatemalan Palm Leaf
These palm leaf hats are wonderful for summer or warm weather vacations. They handle the river pretty well too! Hand shaping available. We have a few brim widths available in house. 3, 3.5 and 4 inch brim width.
Starting price includes a fabric hatband & feather designed by our team. Also your three letter initials stamped in gold foil on the inside of the sweatband!
Custom hat prices starting at:
100% Beaver Felt: $1,600
Beaver/Rabbit Blend Felt: $1,200
100% Rabbit Felt: $750
Guatemalan Palm Leaf: $225
All custom hats come with a simple fabric hatband and feather of your choice!
Add on items for custom made hats:
Special request hatband: $75-$400
23kt gold initials on sweatband up to 3 letters: $70
23kt gold name on sweatband up to 16 letters: $90
Gold foil date on sweatband: $40
Distressing: FREE
Hot Iron Hat Branding: FREE
Pencil curl (Curled brim): $75 full brim, $35 half brim
Hatband pins and artifacts: $10-$200
Accent stitching: $20-$200. Time dependant.
We ask for a partial deposit to start on your custom hat.
Please contact us via email after you submit your deposit.
to start your design process!
Handmade in the mountains of Steamboat Springs Colorado using antique hand tools and age old techniques. Endlessly customizable. Wear them in the rain, snow and sun. Our hat making process produces a rustic. One of a kind look and feel. We absolutely love this about our hats. No big steam powered equipment here. Every hat is hand blocked, hand sanded and hand shaped using only premium beaver fur and rabbit fur felt.