Le Petit Chapeau Millinery

Barrie, Ontario 68 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars (24)


Le Petit Chapeau Millinery

Barrie, Ontario | 68 Sales


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Announcement    Handmade Millinery by Le Petit Chapeau - Milliner - Meaghan Armstrong. Bespoke Orders - Ladies Hats - Men's Hats - Reproductions. Vintage treasures and accessories to enhance the new romantic.

Please visit my website at www.littlehatshop.com or come in to my shop/studio space in Barrie, Ontario, Canada - Meaghan


Handmade Millinery by Le Petit Chapeau - Milliner - Meaghan Armstrong. Bespoke Orders - Ladies Hats - Men's Hats - Reproductions. Vintage treasures and accessories to enhance the new romantic.

Please visit my website at www.littlehatshop.com or come in to my shop/studio space in Barrie, Ontario, Canada - Meaghan


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About LePetitChapeauHats

Sales 68
On Etsy since 2007

I make hats. You do what? I'm a milliner. A miller? No, a milliner. What? I make hats.

That is a regular conversation.
I am a maker and I love the constant change of making.
I have a Fine Arts degree with a triple major in painting, printmaking and sculpture. I was making textile installation sculpture when I was in school and knew that it wasn't a viable outlet for what I wanted to make. I want to and I do make, beautiful object for everyday use. They are functional on the most simple of levels and are purely for the enjoyment of the owner. I do make warm hats or ones to keep the sun out of your eyes but their function follows their form.
I am constantly expanding my skills and my creativity and love to be challenged by materials or design.
I love going to my studio/shop and working and the constantly changing nature of it all.
Recently we added a selection of vintage finds from my travels that need a home. It's like an orphanage. I am also enjoying making other items to add to the overall Le Petit Chapeau look.

Shop members

  • Meaghan

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I've been a milliner since 1998 and can confidently say I can make any hat. I enjoy the changing nature of being a maker and love to be challenged.

  • Sara

    Maker, Designer, Junior Partner

    Sara is my full time apprentice who graduated to junior partner (she's in it now!) who is teaching herself to be a glovier. Her exemplary work is available here online and in the shop and her glovier work is yet to come.

Shop policies

Last updated on 21 November, 2018
Hello and welcome! In the studio when people open the door we tell them to try anything on and take your time. I guess it can work the same, sort of.
We believe that we can help you find the hat of your dreams weather for your wedding day, special event or everyday. We ensure fit, quality and we understand that it is an investment and therefore should (and will) stand the test of time.
We love hats. We make them in the old fashioned way, with time and talent. I always say I can make any hat and so far it's true. Don't hesitate to ask us to make something not shown.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Send items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within:  24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Returns are assessed on a case by case basis. We do not give returns on custom hats. We do not give returns on hats that you don't like or does not fit or is the wrong colour that you were expecting. ie: it is the colour listed but does not match your outfit.
We are not responsible for damage in transit. We will endeavor to package the hat carefully.
Disappointment in a hat is usually the result of not measuring your head properly.
Please ensure you order the correct hat for your head size and feel free to contact us for more information about measuring your head or how the hat you are interested in fits.
Exchanges are only available on regularly prices items and are returned in undamaged sell-able condition. Please contact us before returning.
Shipping for returns/exchanges are the buyers responsibility.
We accept Pay Pal, major credit cards and Etsy Gift certificates.

Custom Orders:
We have been creating hats from people's imaginations for 20 years now and we are very confident we can make your dream. Don't be daunted by custom orders online, we specialize in it! If the hat you see isn't there please contact us and we can work with you for bridal, historic reproduction or just your dream hat for men or women.
For custom orders full payment and shipping are due before the item is shipped.

Taxes are included in the price.
It is the purchasers responsibility to ensure the correct information is given at the time of purchase.

Damaged in Transit:
All reasonable skill will be applied to the packaging and shipping of your item. However, things happen in transit that we cannot be held responsible for. If your item arrives damaged please convo me immediately and we will attempt to rectify the situation. A photo of the damage and the packaging will be required.

Cost of Shipping
Is calculated at time of check out. The customer can choose the method of shipping and delivery time they prefer.

All extra duties and custom fees not covered by my shipping is the responsibility of the buyer

Customs at the border can interfere with your package. I do my best to ensure your package has all the required information but delays can happen. If it is vital that the item arrives quickly I can change the shipping to a bonded shipper such as Fed Ex to expedite the process but I can NEVER guarantee that customs won't hold your package.

Holidays can interfere with shipping both in Canada and in your country. Please keep that in mind.
Additional policies and FAQs
How do I know what hat size I am?
Measure your head! Detailed instructions are on our website at www.littlehatshop.com under Measuring Heads page. Please read carefully. Convo us if you have any questions.

How long does a custom hat take to make?
Our regular time frame is MINIMUM 6 weeks. This can change depending on the time of year and existing orders and production. If you need it faster than that it is considered a rush and therefore a surcharge of 15% is applied. You MAY receive your hat faster but it is not guaranteed without a rush surcharge added.

I want this Top Hat listed but I want it in another colour?
Convo us. We will work with you and make a custom listing.

I have my own fabric and I want you to make a hat?
We can do that too. Convo us and we will work with you to make your hat.

I like a hat listed but I don't like the decoration/ribbon etc?
Convo us. We might be able to remove it or change it. We can also use special decorations from you if you like.

I need my hat fast!
Convo us. We do rush orders within reason and if we have time. There is a surcharge of 15% added to the price.

More information

Last updated on 02 Feb, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes we do. See the policy page for more information.

Sizing details

We list the hats with standard American hat sizing. It is different in other countries. We also add a centimeter measurement as well. Since everything is handmade there can be variances so we list those as well if they apply.

Care instructions

I usually say our hats are spot clean only. We will clean and repair our hats for free for life but shipping to us is the buyers responsibility.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We can gift wrap if you like. All hats come in a hand decorated square hat box which travels well.

Wholesale availability

At this time we are no longer offering our hat bases at wholesale. We cannot fulfill orders of more than 6 at a time and we will not be accepting rush orders on these. The hat bases are ment for an individual to make themselves a hat. Not necessarily for resale after decoration.
All of our prices on our finished hats are the wholesale prices. If you have a shop and wish to sell our finished hats please contact us.


Yes. we love it. Give us a challenge!