Every hand-made Penman hat I deliver uses only the finest quality materials.  Many detailed hours of craftsmanship go into the making of each and every hat, using only 100% pure beaver or pure rabbit felts.  Every hat has a vegetable-tanned sheepskin leather sweatband, a satin liner, and a grosgrain hat ribbon, each piece carefully sewn in by hand. Although not specifically designed to be worn in the rain, Penman hats will stand up beautifully when caught in the elements and continue to give you the sleek look you desire.  With every order I receive, I strive to produce hats that are both comfortable and elegant.  Every Penman hat is 100% custom-made to provide a perfect fit for every individual.

      My hats are made in the tradition of the master hatters from the Golden Era using the best of old world tools and techniques. I start with a raw body that gets pulled over a wooden block, where it sits on the block until completely dry. The brim gets cut down and the hat is then sanded down (a process called pouncing).  This achieves a finish as smooth as any you will ever find. The hat is then cleaned after the pouncing and gets a few coats of water protection.  Once the hat is dry it is flanged to give the brim a shapely curl. Finally I sew in the sweatband, ribbon, and liner, all completely by hand.  Upon request, I can style the hat for you or leave it open-crowned.


      I am pleased to offer a wide range of felt colors to choose from, as well as different sizes and colors of ribbon.  I am on a constant quest for vintage ribbon so these are always available in limited quantities. Please check with me before ordering to find what I currently have in stock.

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Places I have made hats for
ALABAMA
BIRMINGHAM, AL
MONTGOMERY, AL
MOBILE, AL
HUNTSVILLE, AL
TUSCALOOSA, AL

ALASKA
ANCHORAGE, AK
JUNEAU, AK
FAIRBANKS, AK

ARIZONA
PHOENIX, AZ
TUCSON, AZ
MESA, AZ
GLENDALE, AZ
SCOTTSDALE, AZ
TEMPE, AZ
YUMA, AZ

ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK, AR
FORT SMITH, AR
FAYETTEVILLE, AR
HOT SPRINGS, AR

CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES, CA
SAN DIEGO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
LONG BEACH, CA
FRESNO, CA
SACRAMENTO, CA
OAKLAND, CA
SANTA ANA, CA
ANAHEIM, CA
BAKERSFIELD, CA
MODESTO, CA
SAN BERNARDINO, CA
IRVINE, CA
LOS GATOS, CA
PALO ALTO, CA
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
SAN CARLOS, CA
SUNNYVALE, CA

COLORADO
DENVER, CO
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
AURORA, CO
LAKEWOOD, CO
FORT COLLINS, CO
PUEBLO, CO

CONNECTICUT
BRIDGEPORT, CT
NEW HAVEN, CT
HARTFORD, CT
STAMFORD, CT
WATERBURY, CT
NORWALK, CT
DANBURY, CT
NEW BRITAIN, CT
GREENWICH, CT

DELAWARE
WILMINGTON, DE
DOVER, DE 
NEWARK, DE
MILFORD, DE 
SEAFORD, DE

FLORIDA
JACKSONVILLE, FL
MIAMI, FL
TAMPA, FL
ST. PETERSBURG, FL
ORLANDO, FL
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
TALLAHASSEE, FL
MELBOURNE, FL
COCOA BEACH, FL

GEORGIA
ATLANTA, GA
AUGUSTA, GA
COLUMBUS, GA
SAVANNAH, GA
MACON, GA
ROSWELL, GA
ALBANY, GA

HAWAII
HONOLULU, HI
HILO, HI
KAILUA, HI
KANEOHE, HI

IDAHO
BOISE, ID
NAMPA, ID
IDAHO FALLS, ID

ILLINOIS
CHICAGO, IL
AURORA, IL
ROCKFORD, IL
NAPERVILLE, IL
JOLIET, IL
SPRINGFIELD, IL
PEORIA, IL
ELGIN, IL

INDIANA
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
FORT WAYNE, IN
EVANSVILLE, IN
SOUTH BEND, IN
GARY, IN
BLOOMINGTON, IN

IOWA
DES MOINES, IA
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
DAVENPORT, IA
SIOUX CITY, IA

KANSAS
WICHITA, KS
OVERLAND PARK, KS
KANSAS CITY, KS
TOPEKA, KS

KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
LOUISVILLE, KY
OWENSBORO, KY
BOWLING GREEN, KY

LOUISIANA
NEW ORLEANS, LA
BATON ROUGE, LA
SHREVEPORT, LA

MAINE
PORTLAND, ME
LEWISTON, ME
BANGOR, ME
AUBURN, ME MARYLAND 
BALTIMORE, MD
GAITHERSBURG, MD
FREDERICK, MD
ROCKVILLE, MD
HAGERSTOWN, MD
ANNAPOLIS, MD

MASSACHUSETTS
ACTON, MA
AMHERST, MA
ANDOVER, MA
ARLINGTON, MA
BEVERLY, MA
BILLERICA, MA
BOSTON, MA
BRAINTREE, MA
BROOKLINE, MA
BROCKTON, MA
BURLINGTON, MA
CAMBRIDGE, MA
CHELMSFORD, MA
CHELSEA, MA
CONCORD, MA
DANVERS, MA
DRACUT, MA
FALL RIVER, MA
FRAMINGHAM, MA
FOXBOROUGH, MA
GLOUCESTER, MA
HAVERHILL, MA
HINGHAM, MA
HOPKINTON, MA
HUDSON, MA
IPSWICH, MA
LAWRENCE, MA
LEXINGTON, MA
LINCOLN, MA
LITTLETON, MA
LOWELL, MA
LYNN, MA
LYNNFIELD, MA
NATICK, MA
MARBLEHEAD, MA
MARLBOROUGH, MA
MARTHA'S VINEYARD
MEDFORD, MA
MELROSE, MA
METHUEN, MA
NEEDHAM, MA
NEW BEDFORD, MA
NEWBURYPORT, MA
NEWTON, MA
NANTUCKET, MA
NORWOOD, MA
NORTH ANDOVER, MA
NORTH READING, MA
PEABODY, MA
PEPPERELL, MA
PLYMOUTH, MA
QUINCY, MA
READING, MA
REVERE, MA
SALEM, MA
SOMERVILLE, MA
SPRINGFIELD, MA
STONEHAM, MA
SWAMPSCOTT, MA
TEWKSBURY, MA
WAKEFIELD, MA
WALTHAM, MA
WELLESLEY, MA
WEYMOUTH, MA
WILMINGTON, MA
WINCHESTER, MA
WOBURN, MA
WORCESTER, MA



MICHIGAN
DETROIT, MI
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
WARREN, MI
FLINT, MI
LANSING, MI
ANN ARBOR, MI
DEARBORN, MI

MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
ST. PAUL, MN
ROCHESTER, MN

MISSISSIPPI
JACKSON, MS
GULFPORT, MS
BILOXI, MS

MISSOURI
KANSAS CITY, MO
ST. LOUIS, MO
SPRINGFIELD, MO
INDEPENDENCE, MO

MONTANA
BILLINGS, MT
MISSOULA, MT

NEBRASKA
OMAHA, NE
LINCOLN, NE
BELLEVUE, NE

NEVADA
LAS VEGAS, NV
HENDERSON, NV
RENO, NV
SPARKS, NV

NEW HAMPSHIRE
MANCHESTER, NH
NASHUA, NH
CONCORD, NH
DERRY, NH
ROCHESTER, NH
DOVER, NH
PORTSMOUTH, NH
SALEM, NH
DOVER, NH
MERRIMACK, NH
LONDONDERRY, NH
HUDSON, NH
LACONIA, NH
KEENE, NH
LEBANON, NH
HANOVER, NH
TILTON, NH
PLYMOUTH, NH

NEW JERSEY
NEWARK, NJ
JERSEY CITY, NJ
PATERSON, NJ
ELIZABETH, NJ
WOODBRIDGE, NJ
EDISON, NJ
DOVER, NJ
HAMILTON, NJ
TRENTON, NJ NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
LAS CRUCES, NM
SANTA FE, NM
ROSWELL, NM
CLOVIS, NM

NEW YORK
NEW YORK, NY
BUFFALO, NY
ROCHESTER, NY
YONKERS, NY
SYRACUSE, NY
ALBANY, NY
NEW ROCHELLE, NY
MOUNT VERNON, NY
SCHENECTADY, NY
UTICA, NY
MANHATTAN, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
CHARLOTTE, NC
RALEIGH, NC
GREENSBORO, NC
DURHAM, NC
WINSTON-SALEM, NC
FAYETTEVILLE, NC

NORTH DAKOTA
FARGO, ND
BISMARCK, ND

OHIO
COLUMBUS, OH
CLEVELAND, OH
CINCINNATI, OH
TOLEDO, OH
AKRON, OH
DAYTON, OH
PARMA, OH
YOUNGSTOWN, OH
CANTON, OH

OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
TULSA, OK

OREGON
PORTLAND, OR
SALEM, OR
EUGENE, OR
GRESHAM, OR
BEAVERTON, OR

PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA, PA
PITTSBURGH, PA
ALLENTOWN, PA
ERIE, PA
READING, PA

RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE, RI
WARWICK, RI
CRANSTON, RI
PAWTUCKET, RI
WOONSOCKET, RI
COVENTRY, RI
CUMBERLAND, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA
COLUMBIA, SC
CHARLESTON, SC
ROCK HILL, SC
GREENVILLE, SC
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
HILTON HEAD, SC

SOUTH DAKOTA
SIOUX FALLS, SD
RAPID CITY, SD
TENNESSEE
MEMPHIS, TN
NASHVILLE, TN
KNOXVILLE, TN
CHATTANOOGA, TN
CLARKSVILLE, TN

TEXAS
HOUSTON, TX
SAN ANTONIO, TX
DALLAS, TX
AUSTIN, TX
FORT WORTH, TX
EL PASO, TX
ARLINGTON, TX
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
PLANO, TX

UTAH
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
PROVO, UT

VERMONT
BURLINGTON, VT
ESSEX, VT
RUTLAND, VT
BRATTLEBORO, VT
WOODSTOCK, VT

VIRGINIA
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
NORFOLK, VA
CHESAPEAKE, VA
RICHMOND, VA
ARLINGTON, VA
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
HAMPTON, VA
ALEXANDRIA, VA

WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WA
TACOMA, WA
SPOKANE, WA
VANCOUVER, WA
BELLEVUE, WA

WEST VIRGINIA
CHARLESTON, WV
HUNTINGTON, WV

WISCONSIN
MILWAUKEE, WI
MADISON, WI
GREEN BAY, WI
OSHKOSH, WI

WYOMING
CHEYENNE, WY
CASPER, WY

D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C.