Welcome to GottaHavaHat, a small cottage industry in McCloud, California on the south slope of Mount Shasta. I am enjoying my 19th year of hat making and my 12th year online.
I will be taking some time off and will be away from my sewing machine AND my computer. I'll be sure to make and mail any orders received before Friday, January 23rd.
I'll return to my sewing machine and computer on March 1st. Feel free to place your order while I am away or wait until I return. I will make and mail the hats in the order in which they were received.
I specialize designing and sewing unique and comfortable hats for ALL heads. I offer a wide variety of warm winter hats and caps for men, women and children such as cloches, pillboxes, beanies, stocking caps of all lengths and jester hats. I use only high quality fleece for my hats and socks, most of which is manufactured in the USA by Polartec.
I also design and sew functional and attractive summer sun hats for men, women and kids. These include wide brimmed hats, VERY wide brimmed hats, visors and even topless hats! I use Solarweave which has UV protection in the fibers and a UPF rating of "Excellent". I combine the Solar protective fabrics with beautiful cotton solids, batiks and fun prints to custom make the hat of your choice.
My passion for creating and sewing is taking a happy turn these days and is heading towards functional and fun items for the home and YOU! I started Cheerio Textiles in earnest in 2013. I have been creating bags, pouches, purses, pillows and kitchen items using unique, high quality fabrics with FANTASTIC graphics.
You can see what I've been up to at etsy.com/shop/CheerioTextiles and also on my Facebook page - Cheerio Textiles. Please contact me with any questions you may have including how to purchase these practical and fun items.
Thanks again to all of you who have made my hat business a success - I sure couldn't have done it without you!
And, yes -
I STILL LOVE MAKING HATS!!!
Susie - Fall/Winter 2014