the Hatmaker

Modern Hats Handcrafted the old fashioned way!

Natalie Simmons is the creative force behind Carolina Millinery Company. Natalie handcrafts and restores hats using traditional hat making techniques in her Charleston-based studio. She, stumbled upon a love of creating hats while studying for a BFA degree in Fashion Design. Due to her Alma Mater only offering one class the Charleston milliner self taught before traveling the globe to train with several master milliners. She has been crafting hats for over sixteen years.

Natalie can be seen featured on Handcrafted America TV Season 3 with host Jill Wagner.

*Photo courtesy of INSP TV & Susie Films.

The trimmings

Bespoke & Hat Services

Can't find the right hat? We can custom make any hat for size, color, or silhouette. We also clean, re-block and repair hats.

Where to Shop

Want to know where you can try on a Carolina Millinery Hat?

HATpy Faces

Browse our gallery of hat friends wearing their handcrafted hats and share your Carolina Millinery photos with us.

Events & Classes

Stay upto date with our open studio, travel and class dates.


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