A hat day is always a special day.

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MEASURE YOUR HEAD
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Grab a tape measurer.

If you don't have a soft tape measurer, you can use a piece of string  and a ruler to measure the length of the string. Wrap the tape measurer around your head where the hat will sit.

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Measure the circumference.

Once the tape is right below the divot on the back of your head and 1/2 inch above your ears, check your measurement. Do this twice and please make sure to not pull it too tight. 

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Note your size.

Make sure to measure to the quarter inch. The average female head size is 22 inches and average male size is 23 inches. Don't worry, we can make hats from size 19 to 25!

2

CHOOSE YOUR MATERIAL
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Suede

Our suede hats are made out of a canvas base material that we cover in a synthetic suede. This makes for a very sturdy yet lightweight hat that never loses shape. 

  • Warmth indicator: Medium-The canvas material is so lightweight that our suede hats can be worn all year round. 

  • Water resistant- Yes

  • Sturdiness level - High

  • Weight - Medium to light

  • Sweatband - Elastic for comfortable fit

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Wool 

A wool hat is soft and lightweight. Great for those looking for a floppy or semi-stiff brim and a pinched crown. Comes with elastic sweatband for extra comfort.

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Straw

Our Panama straw hats are handwoven by artisans in Mexico and designed by the Gem Team. The straw is lightweight, soft to touch and colored with natural dye from local grains.

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SELECT YOUR STYLE
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Crown

 

The crown is the top of the hat.

We offer two standard shapes in two heights: Standard (3.5") and Tall (4"-4.5"). 

  • Fedora - A pinched crown - Pictured above. 

  • Bolero - A flat crown, also known as a Spanish style hat. 

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Brim

The brim is the projecting edge of the hat. We offer various brim styles with 2 lengths: Standard (2.5"-3") and Wide (3.5"-4"). 

  • Curved & Floppy - Pictured above.  Only available in fur felt. 

  • Flat & Stiff - The most common brim style.

  • Curved & Stiff -A western look.

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Crown: Flat, tall 
Brim: Flat, stiff and wide
Crown: Pinched, standard 
Brim: Flat, stiff and short

4

DESIGN YOUR
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Colors

 

Choose your hat color and accent color(s). If you are not sure, think about what will go best with your wardrobe.

Colors are based on availability. We source our felts from all around the world, often from small suppliers, so it can take a few weeks to restock on your color if we don't have it available. ​

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Trim

 

Think about your material preferences (leather, ribbon, cotton, silk, velvet, lace, suede, etc.), width (single string, 1 inch, 2 inch), layers, patterns, etc.

 

Most of our trim materials are repurposed. If you have a favorite fabric you'd like to use, you can also send it to us to add!

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Extras

 

It's always okay to keep it simple, but if you want to design custom add on's for your hat, here are a few options. 

-Hand embroidery stitching

-Brim edge stitching

-Matching custom lining

-Feathers, pendants and jewels

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Book a Private Hat Party

Host a private hat party & get creative with your favorite people!

Private parties are currently offered in Denver, Colorado for groups of 5 min to 30 max. We set up our studio in your space of choice.

Gem parties are perfect for bachelorettes, bridal showers, birthdays or just a fun get together with friends.

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Thanks for your interest in booking a Gem Hat Party! We will be in touch soon.