Hello, this is me! I’m Kate of Eliza Kate. I create unique handmade hats and headpieces from practical everyday hats to glamorous society showstoppers and theatrical headpieces. I have a ready-to-wear collection but also work to commission.
A hat is an investment. It is rare for anyone to want to wear a hat once, even if they buy it with one occasion in mind. I’d love you to have a hat, from my readyto- wear collection or made to commission, that you’ll want to wear over and over again.
I attend several shows where you can see (and buy) my readyto- wear hats and headpieces.A small selection is in a shop in London. Most are in my studio. Look at my See Us At page to find out where you can see my current collection.
Do get in touch with me to ask for more information, to buy one of my ready-to-wear hats and headpieces or to book an appointment. You’ll find all contact information here. I look forward to speaking and to meeting you.
Although fascinators are often less expensive than hats, most people want a fascinator they can wear more than once. There’s a huge choice, from tiny buttons to substantial teardrops, in my ready-to-wear collection and made-to-commission fascinators.
Gorgeous for weddings or super glamorous parties, my beaded tiaras and crowns are stand-out pieces you might not want not put back in their boxes. Do look at the Tiaras and Crowns I’ve made to get an idea of what I could make for you.
Going to a fancy dress party or acting in a panto? Want something different for a flower girl bridesmaid or simply to stand out from the crowd? There’s a story behind every headpiece and, more importantly, there are no rules. Let’s get creative!
Beware of paper hats: You won’t know it’s made of paper (it looks like straw) but it’s one wear only – it will completely flop
on a muggy day and, of course, if it is raining.
Think about the weather: Never wear a hat in the rain unless it is heavily stiffened felt; all other fabrics will lose their shape
and will seldom recover. Never leave a hat in the heat (not in your airing cupboard, not in the sun including not in the boot of a
car) as it will lose its shape – heat distorts the stiffening agents.
Refresh a favourite hat: If you have a favourite hat that needs a refresh, or to be re-trimmed for a different outfit, I am more
than happy to look at it to help you get more wear out of it.
Storage: Always store your hat in a hatbox and, where necessary, support the crown. I always provide advice on how to look
after your hat if you hope to wear it again (as most people do).
Do browse through my collection and get in touch if you’d like to talk about buying a hat or having a hat made specially for you.
The hat was a total success Kate. The whole outfit did look really lovely with it. I had so many positive comments about what a fabulous hat I was wearing, So a big thank you and see you again for the next family wedding soon.