ChikiBird

Mini Top Hats and other Cool Fascinators

Prescott, Wisconsin · 8622 Sales

ChikiBird

Mini Top Hats and other Cool Fascinators

Prescott, Wisconsin 8622 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(2688)

Announcement   Welcome to Chiki Bird Hat Studio!
ALL MY HATS YOU SEE IN THE SHOP ARE READY TO SHIP!
What you see in the photos is exactly the hat you will receive. None of that "allow for a processing time" here!. You purchase and I Ship! Boom! Done!

***************hats added weekly!****************************

Like me on facebook to get exclusive discounts and enter drawings. There's other fun stuff too.
Visit my sister shop www.chikibirdtoo.etsy.com for more brooches and TinyScapes diorama tea cups. (I refund shipping overage if you order from both shops)

Announcement

Last updated on May 3, 2018

Welcome to Chiki Bird Hat Studio!
ALL MY HATS YOU SEE IN THE SHOP ARE READY TO SHIP!
What you see in the photos is exactly the hat you will receive. None of that "allow for a processing time" here!. You purchase and I Ship! Boom! Done!

***************hats added weekly!****************************

Like me on facebook to get exclusive discounts and enter drawings. There's other fun stuff too.
Visit my sister shop www.chikibirdtoo.etsy.com for more brooches and TinyScapes diorama tea cups. (I refund shipping overage if you order from both shops)

Corinne or ChikiBird

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Corinne or ChikiBird

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2688)
Yami

Yami on Jun 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This mini hat is absolutely stunning! My friends loved it, and kept asking me where I got it. It’s a classy hat, very well made and not too heavy with the metal accessories. Got a lot of compliments. Thank you so much for everything, your hats are lovely! :)

Yami

Yami on Jun 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

My daughter loves her hat! It’s absolutely stunning! Love the details on it, very well made and extremely cute. She got a lot of compliments. Thank you so much for this wonderful hat.

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Updates

I always include instructions in the box with my mini top hats. You can find the instructions in my shop too! If ever you have questions or concerns about how to wear them let me know! I'm here every day!
I tend to make my hats in "groups". This week some of my tea cup hats are being made. I also made steampunk gear hats and a big group of custom orders. On to the next batch!
Steampunk lady. I love using new and vintage pieces together. The wooden cogs and watch add drama and depth while keeping the arrangement light weight. More to come!
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About

How did you start making hats?

I saw these cute little mini top hats online and decided that I wanted to make one and wear it to my local Renaissance Festival. What a disaster! It looked just like a big can with glue and fabric on it! I persevered and 30 hats later came up with a template and technique that I liked.

I kept making them...and giving them away. Then I discovered that my designs were just as good as the other mini hat makers on Etsy so why not offer them to world?

WHAT'S IN A NAME
My Uncle Bill had always called me Chiki Bird...for my entire life. It was kismet that I name my shop Chiki Bird in honor if his memory..and...well...I like little birds. Fat ones. With wee hats on their heads. Perfect!

I could never predict how much fun it would be making these little wonderful hats! I have met so many interesting people! My demographic is wide ranging. I have sold hats to Brides, Bridesmaids and flower girls; circus clowns; mom's-to-be; drag queens and burlesque queens; steampunk pirate princesses; festival goers and birthday girls. I am agog at how these hats make people happy and "complete" the look they are going for.

"If I'm not creating, I shall be dead"...it will be written on my tombstone.

I so look forward to advancing my craft and discovering new ways to design and meeting new people along the way. The Etsy road for crafters is a lovely place to walk!

Happy crafting and happy shopping!

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Shop members

  • Corinne Swatzina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Designer And Maker Of Mini Top Hats, Pirate Hats, Antoinette Tricorns, Fascinators, Flower Crowns And Lovely Little Vintage Items!

    I'm a mom, dog trainer and a hat maker. I love creating and I love helping people...even if it is to just make their head look cuter!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I do indeed take custom orders! There are times when I am over loaded with custom orders but most of the time it only takes me 1 or 2 weeks to complete an order. Just convo me and I'll try and help you out!

Sizing details

ALL of my hats are mini sizes. I do not make regular sized hats.
Mini hats sit on top of your head.
The mini hats do not fit *around* your head so they will fit/sit on top of everyone's head!

They stay on by using an elastic strap. This is how my hats stay on your head...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186224360/example-and-demonstration-of-how-my-hats?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=example

These are the sizes I make...
https://www.etsy.com/listing/187709018/demonstration-or-example-of-sizes-of-top?ref=shop_home_active_1&ga_search_query=example

Within ALL the listings in the "item description" it will state what size the hat is.

You get EXACTLY the hat pictured in the listing.

Care instructions

All of my hats are sensitive to moisture and rain.

Many people like to display their hats after they wear them.
The best spot is away from dust in a class cabinet or dome. Otherwise sit them on your dresser and admire them daily!

How do these stay on your head?

All of my mini top hats stay on with the aid of an elastic band that fits on the back of your head.
See this listing for photos and take a look at the "item details" below the photos for more details and options.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186224360/example-explaination-and-demonstration?ref=shop_home_active_6

Can you hold a hat for me?

I can hold hats!
I will hold hats for circumstances such as, "pay day is on Friday".
I cannot hold hats while you make up your mind as this may/will effect selling a hat that you may not want. I am a small business and I have to take every opportunity to sell as I am able. If a hat is being held due to indecision then I could miss a sale to someone else...got to pay the mortgage and buy more supplies!
I can only hold hats for up to 5 days.