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Hat blocks are normally made from hardwood and they are a very satisfying investment for the individual who is serious about millinery. In order to make sure you order the correct size, read the following information.

Measuring Your Head Size

Place a tape measure around the head starting from the center of the forehead. Continue around the back of the head and back to center forehead. Your head size is where the measuring tape meets the beginning of the tape. The tape needs to be taut but not too tight. Remember, you have a hair style to consider and also the space required by several materials which may be inside the hat, i.e. fashion fabric, lining, interfacing, grosgrain ribbon. A good rule of thumb is to put one finger under the tape while measuring and then add 3/8" - 1/2" to the actual head measurement to obtain the correct block size.

Important!
The block size should be a minimum of 3/8" larger than your head size measurement.

Comparable Hat Sizes
American Metric
6
6 1/8
1 1/4
6 3/8
6 1/2
6 5/8
6 3/4
6 7/8
7
7 1/8
7 1/4
7 3/8
7 1/2
7 5/8
7 3/4
7 7/8
8
American Inches (8ths)
18 3/4
19 1/8
19 1/2
19 7/8
20 1/4
20 3/4
21 1/8
21 1/2
21 7/8
22 1/4
22 5/8
23
23 1/2
23 7/8
24 1/4
24 5/8
25
Measurements given are for the inside of the finished hat.

Special Orders

All orders for blocks will be considered a special order. We keep some blocks with a 22 1/2" head size in stock; however, if we don't have one in stock or if you need a different head size, it is considered a special order. Please allow up to three weeks for a special order.

Technical Information

The following blocks, except for the balsa utility blocks, are made from American basswood for durability. All crowns and brim boards have 1/2" pin holes and 5" centers, allowing them to be used to make one-piece hats. All crowns and brims also have standard 1 3/8" centered jack holes.

Returns

Blocks and brims are not refundable except for a situation in which the item is proven defective.

Ordering Information

When ordering crown(s), brims and combinations specify the style name, item number, price, and head size on the order form. For crowns, specify the height if applicable.

Blocking ties can be found on the Millinery Products-General Supplies page.

 

Crowns

CHS06 $95.00

High Sailor (6")
CF06 $95.00

Fez (6")
CD06 $130.00

Dome (6")
CPB34F $95.00

Flat Top Pillbox
(3" or 4")
CPB34R $95.00

Raised Top Pillbox
(3" or 4")
CPB34T $95.00

Tapered Pillbox
(3" or 4")
CS04 $95.00

Step (4") 
CP05 $130.00

Profile (5")
(front view) 
CSR04 $130.00

Shallow Round (4")
CD05 $130.00

Derby (5") 
CTC05 $130.00

tapered Creased (5")
(Front View) 
CS43 $130.00

Slop
(Front 4"/Back 3")
CPBS04 $95.00

Sloped Pillbox
(4")
CSP56 $130.00

Stove Pipe
(5" or 6")
CP56 $130.00

Pixie
(5" or 6")

Brims

All brims come with one head size plate. When ordering a brim to use with a previously purchased crown, make sure you specify the same head size for the brim as the crown.

BS075 $125.00

Sailor (3")
BDC125 $125.00

Deep Cuff (3")
BRB044 $125.00

Roll (3")
BDB03 $125.00

Droop (3")
BSL09 $160.00

Slouch
(Side View)
BP450 $160.00

Profile (Front View)
Front 3"
Sides 3"
Back 2 1/2"
BDR33 $125.00

Deep Roll (3")
BSR160 $160.00

Step (Round)
BRD02 $180.00

Offset Round Droop
(front view) 
CBC08 $210.00

Cloche Crown & Brim (front view)
Crown depth 4 1/4" 2 piece
Brim - Front, Back 2" Left 2 1/4" Right 3 1/4"

Combination Brims

Combination brims have no feet and they are drilled to be used with a head size plate on either side. Head size plates, if desired, must be ordered separately.

BCSR175 $175.00

Combination
Sailor/Roll
BCSD175 $175.00

Combination
Sailor/Droop

Utility Blocks

UTIL01 $105.00

Utility (8")
(Balsa only)
UTIL02 $130.00

High Round Straight Sides (8")
(Balsa only)
Tools

Head size plates can be ordered in half sizes from 20" to 26". If you require a head size outside these parameters, contact the Pattern Studio with particulars.

SB25 $25.00

Seam Board
SP145 $14.50

Spinner
HSP12 $12.00

Headsize Plate
HS200 $200.00

Hat Stretcher
(hardwood)
TLL20 $33.00

Two Line Lifter
RD20 $38.00

Ribbon Disk
Raffia Hat Blocks

These hat blocks are made of polyurethane over styrofoam and meant to be used mainly for making raffia hats. They are very durable and, with proper care, will last many years.
HBTxx $30.00

Flat Top
Head Sizes: 21", 22", 23"
Specify head size on order
HBHDxx $30.00

High Dome
Head Sizes: 21", 22", 23"
Specify head size on order
HBGDxx $30.00

Gentle Dome
Head Sizes: 21", 22", 23", 24"
Specify head size on order
HBPxx $30.00

Pilbara
Head Sizes: 22", 23", 24"
Specify head size on order
xx - Substitute xx with head size, e.g. HBGD23 is Gentle Dome with head size = 23.
 

 

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