hat·mak·er | \ˈhat-ˌmā-kər \

Definition of hatmaker 

: one who makes hats

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About 20 years ago, Grant Pick wrote a profile of another hatmaker who also talked about the disappearance of his craft. Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, "Archive Dive / Arts / Style More about hats, from Ray Panice, proprietor of New World Hatters," 15 May 2018 The nation’s oldest hatmaker expects a relatively quick turnaround once U.S. workers get better at making the popular Kangol caps. Washington Post, "Hat brand Kangol returns jobs to US, finds itself struggling," 31 May 2017 Several other custom hatmakers seemed destined for their role. Michele Parente, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Del Mar brimming with fab hats," 19 July 2017 And even though the phrase has a certain levity to it, and while the Mad Hatter in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was silly and fun, the actual maladies hatmakers suffered were no joke— National Geographic, "Killer Clothing Was All the Rage In the 19th Century," 17 Oct. 2016 The nation's oldest hatmaker expects a relatively quick turnaround once U.S. workers get better at making the popular Kangol caps. Michael Rubinkam, Philly.com, "Hatmaker's tough U.S. return," 1 June 2017 Don Rongione (rahn-JOHN’) is CEO of the Bollman Hat Co., the nation’s oldest hatmaker. Michael Rubinkam, The Seattle Times, "Hat brand Kangol returns jobs to US, finds itself struggling," 30 May 2017 Snapper Rock and Hydrochic are two clothing lines that list UPFs, and hatmaker Wallaroo has a line of hats with UPFs. Debbie Carlson, chicagotribune.com, "Natural protection from mosquitos and sun," 7 June 2017 The venerable hatmaker, which has produced just about every style over its long history, from trilbies and pork pies to bowlers and berets, is no stranger to adversity. Michael Rubinkam, The Seattle Times, "Hatmaking factory moves to U.S., but struggles to keep a lid on costs," 2 June 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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hat in hand

hat leather


hat money

hat off


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: a person whose job is to make hats

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