KartisimDesign's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my Etsy Shop! If you see a hat you like, please know that I can adjust it to fit your head size, at no cost to you! I welcome your custom orders, even if you don't see a picture of what you want. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Please Note, I sometimes use recycled boxes to ship my items. If your prefer a "new" box, please send me a note at checkout.

I enjoy creating vintage inspired women's hats that are unique and sometimes whimsical. Check out the slide show on my "About" page, to learn more about my hat making process.

My straw hats are hand blocked in parasisal straw. This is a natural material which possess a crisp, linen feel. Most of my straw hats have a soft finish and are not stiffened with toxic chemicals. With proper care, your hat will give you decades of wear!

I also enjoy creating jewelry and welcome custom orders! To see more of my jewelry. please visit:
Please don't hesitate to contact me! Best, Kim

KartisimDesign's Shop Policies


Welcome to my Etsy Shop! I'm at your service. Everything you see here, I have thoroughly enjoyed creating! Please browse and find something special for yourself and/or others! Don't hesitate to ask me any questions.
Most of my sales are custom orders. I welcome and enjoy creating them! Please read my shop "POLICIES" for more info.

FREE SHIPPING for Domestic First Time Buyers who "LIKE ME" on FACEBOOK.

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I accept payments through Etsy or Paypal.


All domestic hat orders are shipped USPS Priority Mail.

International Orders
I am very happy to fulfill international orders! I offer First Class International shipping, with the option to upgrade for an additional cost.
If you would like to request insurance, tracking or upgrade shipping; please request,prior to or after check-out.

Refunds and Exchanges

If for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 3 days of receipt of your purchase and I will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. 

Exchanges or refunds will be considered upon return of the original purchase and the item must have original tags intact and be UNWORN. All shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

Additional Policies and FAQs

I am very happy to receive your custom orders!

Custom orders require a non-refundable, 33% deposit before beginning the project. Once you have paid your deposit and decide you no longer want the item; your deposit amount may be used toward another purchase in my Etsy Shop.
Custom orders are final sales.

My straw hats are "One Of A Kind" (OOAK). If you have a color or design in mind, I can create one for you as a custom order. Depending on the type of straw, detail and trim of the hat, the base price for your custom order can be as low as $80, but in most cases not more than $165. I can also make the flat travel straw hats. These range from $80-100.

When creating a hat from my listings, please keep in mind that each hat is hand dyed and hand blocked. It is original and the color of dye and shape may vary. While I try my hardest to replicate the design, it is often to be exactly like the original. Often times the customer prefers the variances, and are thrilled with the outcome.
During the design process I keep my costumer abreast of any changes and they are given the opportunity to chime in with their own personal contributions.

Please measure your head with a cloth tape measure where the hat will be worn. Sometimes the synthetic tape measures stretch. I generally add 1/4-3/4" ease the the finished measurement, depending upon hair thickness.

--------- HAT SIZES -----------
XSMALL 20.7 inches (52.7cm)
SMALL 21-21.6 inches (54-55cm)
MEDIUM 22-22.5 inches (56-57cm)
LARGE 22.8-23.2 inches (58-59cm)
XLARGE 23.5-24 inches (60-61cm)

I also create jewelry. Please cut and paste into your browser, the link below to see some of the pieces I've made.!jewelry/cful

A Bit on Copper...

Earring hooks or ear wires
I make most of my ear wires by hand and most are copper. You may request sterling silver hooks for an additional charge of $2 per pair of earrings.

I use a lot of copper in my designs. I like the warmth of the color. Just like a copper penny; the copper will eventually oxidize after several wearings. Some people prefer this "antiqued" effect. If you do not, just clean with a copper cleaner or take a cotton applicator and generously apply ketchup on the oxidized wire. Wait several minutes and rinse. Try not to apply ketchup directly to any stones.

Some people prefer to oxidized or "antiqued effect". For no additional charge, I am very happy to oxidize your copper jewelry purchase. Just ask me.

Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I am here to serve you!



Last Updated June 2, 2014