ChikiBird

Mini Top Hats and other Cool Fascinators

Prescott, Wisconsin
| 17,858 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Chiki Bird Hats...often copied, never duplicated. Please know, if you a see another shop's hat looking a lot like mine, they are a copy of my designs. I do not, and will never, copy another designer. I am committed to coming up with new, unique and original designs for you. Copy cats just ain't cool. Stay true to yourself!

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!

I'm still trying to 'catch up' from knee surgery! Be patient my little Chiki-dees...more hats to come!

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

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2022

Chiki Bird Hats...often copied, never duplicated. Please know, if you a see another shop's hat looking a lot like mine, they are a copy of my designs. I do not, and will never, copy another designer. I am committed to coming up with new, unique and original designs for you. Copy cats just ain't cool. Stay true to yourself!

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!

I'm still trying to 'catch up' from knee surgery! Be patient my little Chiki-dees...more hats to come!

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

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About ChikiBird

Sales 17,858
On Etsy since 2012

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!

Shop members

  • Corinne Swatzina

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Designer And Maker Of Mini Top Hats

    I am a former dog trainer. What could be better than dog training? Making hats for living! I am so blessed to be able to create everyday. Enjoy!

  • Alice

    Social Director, Customer Service

    This is Alice the Holland Lop. Her main responsibilities are to keep Corinne entertained; eat snacks; lounge and greet guests coming into the studio. She has a degree in cuteness and is litter box trained.

  • Jinx

    Background Music Coordinator, Assistant

    This is Jinx the English Budgie. His main job is to provide background music to keep the mood in the studio uplifted and joyful. He has a degree in fluff, cheerfulness and chirpology.

  • Chris

    Chief Executive Vacuum Technician

    Chris has a degree in Vacuum Sciences and a secondary degree in Trash Maintenance from the Academy of Housekeeping Technologies in Hoover.

  • Natasha

    Hand Model, Assistant Color Coordinator

    Natasha's hand is the perfect size, demonstrating in photos how big the micro mini hats are. She has an eye for color matching as well. Good eye, cute hand.

  • Crouton

    Taster Of Things

    Baby Crouton is the son of Jinx and Luna (not pictured...she's shy). He is hand tamed and demands to check out anything and everything in the studio. He is an artist at heart and would be much more helpful if he had thumbs.

Shop policies

Last updated on Dec 12, 2020

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

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More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

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.

-I cannot hold hats that have been advertised on Facebook or Instagram. I can hold them 3 days after posted on these sites (again hold for only 5 days).

-Discounts will not apply to hats that are held for any length of time.
(custom orders are never discounted...coupons and sales do not apply).

More on Returns

While I certainly will accept returns with full refunds, I cannot give a full refund on hats that have been worn. There is a fee of 5% if you use Paypal as your payment option. Etsy does not give me the refund on the fee they take when I sell hat if Paypal is used. I do give full refunds (minus shipping cost) if you use a Credit Card.