Tour our Facility

We welcome your tour group with a personal touch.

We welcome your tour group with a personal touch.

At Head’n Home Hats/American Hat Makers, we’re proud to be a 100% American made product.  We offer free facility tours, geared to educate, and wow you!  Check out some pictures from a recent tour.

Bruce explains things.

Bruce explains things.

It starts with raw materials

It starts with raw materials.

After choosing the leather, suede, or other materials from our raw materials area,  a pattern will be cut.  Our leather is 100% raised and tanned in America.  Scotchguard is applied and worked into the material during the tanning process, resulting in a water resistant hat right off the rack.  Then we go to assembly. There are several phases to this process.

Watching work in progress.

Pilo talks about banding.

The group is getting into it!

A lot to see.

Visually, you can see we take pride in being an American made product.  The evidence is everywhere.

We encourage questions!

Some hats get added detail. We have a laser engraver that adds depth, enhancing the design beyond accessories or saddle stitching.

Nikki uses her creativity to adorn hats with intricate designs, featuring anything from jellyfish, to skulls, and feathers. That layer of texture is only surpassed by adding some airbrushing for a finished product that really pops. You can see it on the “Opal” and “Deadly Love”.

This is the Double G

Double G, “Opal” designed by Merry-Lee. Laser engraved and airbrushed.   Find it here!

Crowding around the laser engraver, our group can see (and smell) the leather engraver in action. It’s hard to steer folks away from this area, but we must move on.

Laser engraving area.

VooDoo “Deadly Love” designed by Nikki.  Laser engraved and airbrushed.  Find it here!

From here we walk through the Administrative offices for a quick “Hello” from the Wholesale team.  If we’re lucky, Gary Watrous (Founder and President!) is around to say a few words.

Fernando, making magic happen.

Now we’re in shipping. This is not just about sending out packages.The final inspection happens here. Each hat is tagged and shaped to perfection. Fernando is a master at shaping a hat! He demonstrates with certain accuracy and skilled speed. Now the hats can be packed securely and sent out.

The customer is sure to be pleased and delighted!

And now for some fun at the store.

Decisions…   Selfies…   Smiles…


Thank you, Bridges Youth Group!

Call 800-642-3428 to schedule a tour.

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