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Custom Design Process

Design your very own one-of-a-kind hat! We work with you to make sure that your Gem is  a reflection of you and your style. 

Scroll down to learn more about the Gem Hats custom design process, or click the button below to book an appointment to get started. 


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How it works

Step 1: Select your base 

To select your hat base, the Gem team will work with you to choose your:

  • Size: Gem Hats uses elastic sweatbands to provide a more comfortable fit. If you aren't sure what size you are, we start the appointment by measuring your head. 

  • Material & Style: Gem Hats works with three main materials (wool, straw & suede) and offers three core styles (western, bolero & modern). Learn more about our materials and styles here!

  • Color: Gem Hats offers a plethora of colors in every style and material. *Options limited based on availability. 


Step 2: Select your bands

Gem Hats uses upcycled textiles and materials for all custom designs. We source our design materials from various sources including other local makers, local retail stores and donations from clients and friends alike! 

If you have any fabric or material that you would like to incorporate into your custom hat, please bring it to your design appointment. We've had clients bring sentimental ties, fabric from a family member's wedding attire, and even vintage belts with beautiful designs. 


Step 3: Select your flare

Gem Hats offers a variety of customization options, including:

  • Custom branding / Burn art

  • Feathers

  • Pendants, gems & charms

  • Hand embroidery such as florals, mountains, initials, special dates ($20-$50 upcharge)

  • Underbrim fabrics ($100 upcharge)

If you have a special piece of flare that you would like to include in your custom hat, please bring it with you or let us know during your design appointment!

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