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Our hats are off to you….except in the sun!

Our hats are off to you….except in the sun!

American Hat Makers is co-sponsoring “Hat Day in the Sun,” a national campaign created by The Headwear Association to promote skin cancer awareness! On June 22, 2017,  starting at 1pm, we will be will be giving out 300 FREE hats at our factory while supplies last!...

Hat Day in the Sun 2017!

Hat Day in the Sun 2017!

Watsonville, California based American Hat Makers is hosting the tenth annual ​Hat Day in the Sun​. ​Hat Day in the Sun ​is a skin cancer educational event and hat give-away. Last year American Hat Makers gave away nearly 500 of their wide-brimmed, sun protection...

Secret Knock 2.0!

Secret Knock 2.0!

We just got back from the most recent Secret Knock seminar and are in awe of the amount of information we received and the connections we made while we were there! For those that don't know, Secret...

Single Contour and Double Contour bands. What’s the difference?

Single Contour and Double Contour bands. What’s the difference?

Here at American Hat Makers, we offer a wide range of Hat Bands to accompany our hats. We offer some of our hat styles un-banded, which gives you the option to choose your own band from the various options we offer, or to make your own and make your hat truly unique!...

Mechanical Flipbook hats!

Mechanical Flipbook hats!

When was the last time you saw something REALLY innovative and cool? We're excited to announce we've partnered with Mechanical Flipbook to crank out some awesome new hat styles. These bad boys contain an internalized kineograph which rapidly sequences images one after...

A huge thank you to Star Binding/Printing Company!

A huge thank you to Star Binding/Printing Company!

Lately here at American Hat Makers, one of our biggest goals has been designing and attaining all new tip stickers for the inside of our hats. These stickers are meant to carry our name out into the world, and make sure that our hats are marked and noticeable so...

The Annual Headwear Association Dinner 2017: A New President!

The Annual Headwear Association Dinner 2017: A New President!

2017 has already been a big year for American Hat Makers. On top of all of the fun and success we've had, our fearless leader Garth Watrous was just elected President of The Headwear Association! Originally founded in 1908 in New York City, The Headwear Association is...

How did Hats for American Heroes start?

How did Hats for American Heroes start?

  Our latest venture in philanthropy, Hats for American Heroes is the result of one simple question. One evening, Garth and Hannah Watrous and their daughter Leilani were having a...