"I don't want a crown, I want a hat..."
New to the hat world? No worries, many of us are. That's why we drew a sketch to help you understand the lingo on our website while dreaming up your custom hat design!
Finding a comfortable hat is like finding the perfect pair of jeans.
All of our hats are made with an elastic sweatband that makes your hat fit like a glove!
As creators, we are passionate about repurposing & upcycling as many materials as possible. Not only is it better for the planet, but it makes for a truly unique hat with an exciting story to tell.
Our goal is to design a hat that reflects you, your style and your interests. Your Gem hat is a representation of you and only you, handcrafted by the Gem Team in our studio in Denver, CO.
Gem Hats is on a mission to make hats that are
Caroline Hafele is the milliner (hat maker) and designer behind Gem Hats. Her love of hats began while working for a fashion startup in Mexico City 2020. She was inspired by the local hat culture and began designing hats with upcycled fabrics found while exploring the city.
Caroline launched Gem Hats in Denver, Colorado in 2021. After two years of making hats as a side gig, she decided to turn her love of hats full-time. The first Gem Hats storefront & hat bar opened in October 2023 in LoHi, one of Denver's most vibrant neighborhoods.
All designs are uniquely made with vintage materials and fabrics. Each Gem tells a story and celebrates the creatives of the world. Visit the studio to shop ready-to-wear hats, design your own custom hat or just to stop in to learn more about our process!