What is a Hat Block?

Jul 20, 2018 0

In many of the descriptions of our hats, we sometimes note that a wooden block was used to make a hat.  You may wonder what a hat block is.  Today, we will give you a better idea of what it is.

A hat block is a wooden block used to form a hat.  Hat blocks are used by milliners to provide different shapes to hats.  There are also aluminum or poly blocks available.  These blocks cannot be reshaped, while the wooden blocks can be carved into a new shape.  Milliners commonly wrap the block in aluminum foil or plastic wrap to provide longevity to the block.

In the above photo, notice that June is using a wooden block to shape the hat she is working on.

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