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I will be at Hangr 16 tonight, Friday 28th, to introduce the new collection of caps.

Art show, DJ, new fall collections, hats!

Hangr 16
3128-16th St @Valencia St
7-10 (I’ll be there at 7:30)

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Jrod is a loyal customer, a talented musician, and a snappy dresser! I love his new video. He is wearing a fur felt customized “Funky Fedora”

 

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Crochet tam with Mum flower is the latest addition to our  “Crochet novelty” collection.  Now available in our online store. Perfect for chilly spring days and freezing San Francisco summers.

Rainbow, the lovely customer in the photo, bought the first one I made.

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One of my favorite type of hat making involves reconstructing garments into hats. I love using coats because they offer so many great elements. There is a nice amount of fabric, lining, and buttons.

For this project I chose a black woman’s rain jacket. Size XXL, with nice tabs on the sleeves, watercolor painted lining, and 12 large silver buttons. All for $5.99

I took apart all the pieces of the coat. Separated the rain proof material from the lining and removed 12 buttons.

The sleeve tab became the top of the hat crown. The collar became the brim. I used 2 of the buttons and sewed them on with red thread for a little contrast. I used the original lining to line the hat.

The final product of this reconstruction is a great water proof hat with fun elements. The Silver buttons and red thread add a touch of whimsy. The asymmetric brim adds a modern flair to a 1920′s shape.

Rain jacket from Salvation Army, $5.99

Watercolor lining

12 large silver buttons!

 

The tab on the sleeve became the top of the crown. The collar became the brim.

 

The coat lining became the lining for the hat.

 

Water proof hat with a 1920's flair.

 

The great thing about making hats is that they don’t require a lot of fabric. Since the coat was a XXL, I still have enough material for at least 2 more hats!

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Kangol representative will be offering hundreds of Kangol hats at 50% off retail! 12-7pm.  Saturday October 9th. 

Great time to stock up on your favorite brand.

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logo1005 I have been working on new Cashmere hats…my two friends in Australia and England inspired these color combinations…

Made from 100% pure Cashmere. Recycled, washed, dried, cut, cut, cut, sewn, one of a kind, coveted….

Check some of them out on Etsy

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For Kim….

cashmere kim

Did you sat pink and orange?

Did you say pink and orange?

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For Kate….

did you say green and brown?

did you say green and brown?

The green and brown was the first hat I made for this collection…..and the first to sell!

More hats coming soon.

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I’ll put the $ from these towards Barcelona? Miss you two!!!!!!!!!!

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logo1005 The new hats for Fall/Winter 2009 are starting to arrive. I have been working night and day on new Alterknitive Cashmere hats, hand knit ear flaps in a plush micro fiber, and a litter of cat hats! Lots of water proof Ultrasuede hats are in the works too.

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I’m really liking this season. Here is a small sample…

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It is almost Halloween, and we could not resist! Cat hats, fruit hats, the Devil made me do it! Check em out on Etsy.

fuzzy grey cat hat $39

fuzzy grey cat hat $39

Pumpkin crochet hat $36

Pumpkin crochet hat $36

Devil hat, $40

Devil hat, $40

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Hand knit ear flap hats with pom poms. Made from a plush micro fiber yarn. (no animal fibers) $58

I hand knit all of these myself!

black

black

black and white

black and white

grey

grey

red

red

green

green

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Alterknitive Cashmere, reversible hats.  Will fit many head sizes…..they look great on both men and women.

100% Cashmere, recycled and felted. $58-$64. Each one is unique…

black and grey

black and grey

black and grey

black and grey

black grey and wine

black grey and wine

blue green and brown

blue green and brown

blue and berry

blue and berry

grey and black

gray and black-SOLD

multi:navy, green, brown, wine

multi:navy, green, brown, wine SOLD

camel brown and eggplant

camel brown and eggplant

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logo1005Parisa Parnian took these incredible photos for ADS hats. Model: Els

Taken on location at Thee Parkside in San Francisco.

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British Bowler by Bailey, $150

British Bowler by Bailey, $150

Borsalino Trilby, $130

Borsalino Trilby, $130

Borsalino Ivy cap, $80

Borsalino Ivy cap, $72

ADS Shorty cap, $45

ADS Shorty cap, $45

Borsalino Trilby,

Borsalino Trilby, $120

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logo1005Mezzanine hosted a “Night of debauchery”…fashion, art, and music.

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Behida selling her gorgeous 1920's Cloche hats

Behida selling her gorgeous 1920's Cloche hats

Looking amazing in a Cloche by Behida

Looking amazing in a Cloche by Behida

one of the designers, wearing a Fedora

one of the designers, wearing a Fedora

black cocktail hat, worn by one of the designers

black cocktail hat, worn by one of the designers

metalic rose hair ornament

metalic rose hair ornament

Katie in front of her hat display

Katie in front of her hat display

Gordon looking incredibly stylish in his distressed leather newsboy cap and a vest from Five and Diamond

Gordon looking incredibly stylish in his distressed leather newsboy cap and a vest from Five and Diamond

Alison next to her creative jewelry display

Alison next to her creative jewelry display

Mezzanine was full of incredible works of art

Mezzanine was full of incredible works of art

my favorite painting

my favorite painting

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logo1005Art Explosion Open Studios was an incredible event. Tree buildings in the Mission, full of amazing artists, open to the public.

Art Explosion Studios

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My weekend actually started early. I had drinks with a group of friends at Orson on Thursday. It was ladies night and Gabriel certainly stood out in the crowd…

Gabriel is wearing a silk screened Fedora

Gabriel is wearing a silk screened Fedora

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…drinks at Orson were followed by drinks at Martunis where Bianca looked quite dandy…

Bianca wearing a driving cap...yes, that is a handful of Mango Chap sticks she's holding...

Bianca wearing a driving cap...yes, that is a handful of Mango Chap sticks she's holding...

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After much anticipation and excitement, Open Studios reception on Friday…

we were greeted by Lauren, wearing a vintage felt hat

we were greeted by Lauren, wearing a vintage felt hat

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…This art was one of my favorite at the show, by  Rachel Znerold…

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Alan is wearing a tweed driving cap

Alan is wearing a tweed driving cap

Jen is wearing a 1920's style Cloche with buttons

Jen is wearing a 1920's style Cloche with buttons

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…Another favorite artist, Lucky Rapp…

I'm always attracted to hats...

I'm always attracted to hats...

lucky-art

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I was very happy to run into Barbara, wearing a knit hat I made for ADS hats

I was very happy to run into Barbara, wearing a knit hat I made for ADS hats...she said it was her favorite

I was very happy to see Eve, wearing a hat she just purchased at ADS hats earlier that day...a newsboy cap by Doria, Borsalino

Eve, wearing a hat she just purchased at ADS hats earlier that day...a newsboy cap by Doria, Borsalino

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Nikki is wearing a crochet beanie

Nikki is wearing a crochet beanie

Christine is wearing a fabric beret with flower trim

Christine is wearing a fabric beret with flower trim

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…the art by this artist, Christine Mays, was stunning…dresses, jacket, and shoes made out of tiny metal links. I was subtly suggesting that a hat would look great too!

Metal dress

Metal dress

Metal jacket

Metal jacket

Metal shoes

Metal shoes

Metal links closeup

Metal links closeup

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