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Custom Hats

Find Your Perfect custom Hat with Our Handmade Creations

In a world of mass-produced hats, we offer you something truly unique. Our custom handmade hats are crafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that every piece is one-of-a-kind.

Quality Materials

Each of our hats is made with the highest quality materials, sourced from trusted American suppliers only, down to our thread. From premium beaver fur to luxurious mink, we offer a range of material options to suit any style.

Expert Craftsmanship

Our team of expert artisans have years of experience in the art of hat-making. They meticulously craft each hat by hand, ensuring that every stitch is perfect and every detail is just right.

Customizable Options

We believe that every hat should be as unique as the person wearing it. That’s why we offer a range of customizable options, including color, brim size, and embellishments. With our help, you can create a hat that truly reflects your personal style.

Our Custom Hat Making Technique

Our work continues the tradition of craftsmanship that is over 100 years old. We build some of the finest hats in beaver and other fine furs—along with those made from straw and felt—using trade secrets passed down through generations by hat-makers around the world.

Order Your Custom Hat In Five Easy Steps

Crafted with care, fit just for you. Please follow the five steps below for choosing your custom hat. When complete, give Watson’s Hat Shop a call, and we will get your custom hat started. Because this is a completely custom-made hat, we always talk with the customer to make sure we communicate effectively, ensuring you will get the exact hat you want.

Step One

Get Sized for the Perfect Hat Fit

In-Store Hat Measurements

Come in to Watson’s Hat Shop and get a perfect sized custom hat the old fashioned way using a conformateur, a head measuring device designed in the 1870s.  We’re located in Stagecoach Village, in beautiful Cave Creek, Arizona.

At Home Hat Measurements

It’s just as easy to get the perfect sized custom hat from the comfort of your own home.  Follow the video steps and send us the measurements so we can craft you a custom made hat just for you, and ship it to you any place in the world.

Quick Hat Sizing Chart

See our quick hat sizing chart for a reference of commonly used hat sizes in the industry.

USA Sizes
English Sizes
French Sizes
Centimeter Sizes
S-M-L Sizes
6 1/4 6 1/8 1 1/2 50 Child
6 3/8 6 1/4 2 51 Child
6 1/2 6 3/8 2 1/2 52 X-Small
6 5/8 6 1/2 3 53 X-Small
6 3/4 6 5/8 3 1/2 54 Small
6 7/8 6 3/4 4 55 Small
7 6 7/8 4 1/2 56 Medium
7 1/8 7 5 57 Medium
7 1/4 7 1/8 5 1/2 58 Large
7 3/8 7 1/4 6 59 Large
7 1/2 7 3/8 6 1/2 60 XL
7 5/8 7 1/2 7 61 XL
7 3/4 7 5/8 7 1/2 62 XXL
7 7/8 7 3/4 8 63 XXL
8 7 7/8 8 1/2 64 XXXL

Step Two

Select a Hat Style & Body

Watson Hat’s offers four distinct hat styles.

Custom Fedora Dress Hat

A dress hat is more pliable (less stiff) and lighter. A dress weight flexes to the hand and is commonly found in a dress hat or Aussie hat.

With the choice of the following felt bodies:

  • Pure Beaver Fur Felt
  • Beaver & Mink Fur Felt



Custom Cowboy Hat

The Cowboy hat styles are what has been worn in the past as well as modern day cowboys and cowgirls. A western hat is still found in various equestrian cultures, ranches, and rodeo arenas. Western Hats are stiffer and more rigid.

With the choice of the following felt bodies:

  • Pure 100% North American Beaver Fur
  • Beaver & Mink Fur Felt
Custom Aussie Hat

This style of hat is a cross between a cowboy hat and a fedora. Typically has less of a cowboy look, but still some of a western appeal without the brim being too wide in most cases like a cowboy hat. The weight an Aussie can be a dress weight or western weight. (Per request of each hat made)

Custom Panama Hat

A genuine Panama hat is hand woven from Cuenca Cane. This plant is found naturally growing at high elevations in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Panama’s are completely different from a straw hat. They are much more durable and can be serviced for cleaning. A Panama hat has a richer look and does not absorb sweat like the cheaper straw hats do. Even over time, the look of a genuine Panama continues to look great.

We offer 5 different body grades for our Custom Panama hat:

  • Grade 20
  • Montecristo Fino
  • Montecristo Fino Fino
  • Montecristo Super Fino
  • Montecristo Extra Super Fino

Step Three

Select a Hat Color

Watson Hat’s offers 19 distinct hat colors on custom hats to fit your style and personality.

Dark Moss

Step Four

Select your Custom Hat Quality

Watson Hat Shop offers five quality levels for your custom-made hat. All materials are subject to availability and are sourced from the USA.

Beaver Blend – $699

The Beaver Blend is our standard hand-pounced finish, a 50/50 blend of solely beaver fur and European Hare mixed together.

  • Stronger than wool felt
  • Softer feel and richer look
  • Available only in western weight felt
  • Additional cost for custom head shape
Pure Beaver Custom Hat – $1,100

Pure Beaver is one of our most popular signature finishes. This finish has a great look and smooth feel.

  • Made from 100% pure beaver fur felt
  • Stronger than the Beaver Blend
  • Naturally water-resistant
  • Richer look than Beaver blend fur felt
  • Includes ribbon or self-felt band
Signature Beaver Custom Hat – $1,599

The Signature Beaver has a velour feel with a rich tone. This is one of Watson’s most refined signature finishes and has a natural sleek luster that anyone across the way is sure to notice!

  • Made with pure belly beaver fur
  • More condensed fur felt
  • Lightest weight and strongest pure beaver fur felt
  • Naturally water-resistant
  • Beautiful natural luster and softer finish
Beaver Mink Custom Hat – $1,999

The Beaver Mink fur felt is a special 80/20 blend of Beaver and Mink fur that makes the density of these felts incredibly strong, and provides a rich, deep-colored finish. Also, once you feel the felt on this hat, you will feel how soft and sleek it is to the touch.

  • Made from 80/20 blend of Beaver and Mink fur
  • The densest f fur felt hats
  • Stronger than the belly Beaver fur felt finish
  • Richest luster and softest velvet hand finish
  • Available in limited colors
Clear Silver Custom Hat – $1,999

The Clear Silver Beaver is the finest quality beaver fur in the world. The softest and purest of all beaver fur, it is completely natural in silver color … no dye! The strongest of all beaver fur felt hats comes with a premium hand-tooled leather sweat ban and sterling silver buckle set. Annual limited quantities.

  • Made from the finest quality beaver fur in the world
  • Softest of all beaver fur
  • Completely natural in silver color (no dyes)
  • Strongest of all pure beaver fur felt hats
  • Premium hand Tooled leather sweat band and sterling silver buckle set
  • Annual limited quantities. Subject to availability.

Step Five

Additional Hat Customizations

Watson Hat Shop offers five quality levels for your custom-made hat. All materials are subject to availability and are sourced from the USA.

We offer multiple crown options, some of them include:

  • Bowler
  • Cattleman
  • C-Crown
  • Center Dent
  • Cowboy
  • Derby
  • Fedora
  • Herring
  • Open
  • Pork Pie
  • Tapered Teardrop
  • Teardrop
  • Telescopic
  • Western Teardrop

We offer multiple Brim options, some of them include:

  • Aussie
  • Aussie Roll
  • Buckaroo
  • Derby
  • Flat
  • Herring
  • Homberg
  • Roswell
  • Snapped
  • Traditional Western
  • Turned Down
  • Watson

We offer multiple brim width options including:

  • 1″,  1 1/2″,  1 3/4″,  1 7/8″
  • 2″,  2 1/8″,  2 1/4″,  2 3/8″,  2 1/2″,  2 5/8″,  2 3/4″,  2 7/8″
  • 3″,  3 1/8″,  3 1/4″,  3 1/2″,  3 5/8″,  3 7/8″
  • 4″,  4 1/8″,  4 1/4″,  4 1/2″,  4 3/4″,  4 7/8″
  • 5″,  5 1/2″,  5 3/4″

Hat bands are available in:

  • Horse Hair
  • Leather
  • Ribbon
  • Silver
  • Gold

We have three ribbon edges available:

  • Kettle curl
  • Ribbon bound
  • Roll

Our ribbon is available in multiple colors including:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Espresso Brown
  • Sedan
  • Charcoal
  • Senate
  • Ox Blood
  • Silver Belly
  • Walnut

The ribbons are available in various widths. We have over 60 different colors of ribbon. Please call us for additional colors you may want.

Our Ribbon Line is available in several widths including:

  • 4 Ligne
  • 6 Ligne
  • 9 Ligne
  • 12 Ligne
  • 16 Ligne
  • 19 Ligne
  • 22 Ligne

2 Cord is only available on the Custom Western Hat 2 Cord is available in multiple colors including:

  • Black
  • Silverbelly
  • Whiskey
  • Dark Brown
  • Red

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