Alternative Millinery

Springfield, Massachusetts 1626 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Alternative Millinery

Springfield, Massachusetts | 1626 Sales

Jamie and Frederick Addington

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Jamie and Frederick Addington

Announcement    Thank you all so much for your patience! We have a PACKED year planned and we are SO excited to help you find your hat either in person at one of the exciting events we will be attending, or here on Etsy!


Last updated on Jul 26, 2019

Thank you all so much for your patience! We have a PACKED year planned and we are SO excited to help you find your hat either in person at one of the exciting events we will be attending, or here on Etsy!


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About EvercrumblyAndWitch

Sales 1,626
On Etsy since 2012

Ever evolving creativity...

Well, it all started when I was about 16 or so. I was obsessed with Renaissance Faires and loved making myself new costumes to go in. Of course, at that age there is the constant question of "what are you going to do with your life", and I had absolutely no idea.
I considered so many things. I even took a semester of college trying to figure out what I wanted. All that ever became clear was that when I wasn't sewing, or crafting or creating something in some way, I was miserable. And, on top of everything, what was I going to do with all the costumes I had made?!
At that time my parents were retiring and decided to move down to Oklahoma to spend there retirement years with a beloved Aunt. I, of course, was forced to come too since I was, by that time, just 18 and could not possibly afford to live on my own.
So, to Oklahoma I went... but just before we left New York, I applied to become a clothing vendor in the Oklahoma Renaissance Faire. I thought that would be a great way for me to get out my creativity, make some money, and wear a costume while I did it!
Well, I got accepted, and from that point on, life went by really fast! I didnt realize the sheer volume I would sell, and there for make, so I spent alot of time behind a sewing machine. I sold more stuff faster than I could make it! But once the show what finally over, I was asked if I wanted to come back in the fall and sell my costumes at the Halloween Festival. I accepted and thus began my journey toward Wtich hats!
I started the first year with only about 10. I sold them the first two days. Then I made more. And more. And more. By the end of the show that year I had sold about 40.
The next year I made 50 to start with. I ended up selling about 75 by the end of the show. Then more the next, and more the next.
After a few years of this, I met the man of my dreams and ran off to Guam to marry him. He's a Navy man and we are very happy together, but obviously being in Guam, or anywhere else made having a shop in Muskogee Oklahoma pretty hard, so here I am! I closed the shop last year and opened one on Etsy! I miss all of my old clients. Most of them became dear friends! But my mom would say, "You gatta do whatcha gotta do!"
I always loved making costumes, but the hats spoke to me in a deeper way. I remember Every hat I've ever made. They become more than just a design, or a product, they become children. People have asked me where I get my inspiration. It doesn't really work like that for me though, it's more like the reverse, the hat tells me how it wants to be and that's why no two hats are EVER the same!
I hope my hats speak to your Glamorous, Eccentric side, and make you feel Sassy, and I hope you love them as much as I do!

Shop members

  • Jamie Addington

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hello everyone! I'm Jamie Addington, the co-owner and designer here at Evercrumbly & Witch! Together with my husband, we've been designing, making and selling our fantastic, over-the-top witch hats for nearly 10 years! I hope you enjoy the Magic!

  • Frederick Addington

    Owner, Maker, Shipper

    Hello! I'm Frederick Addington. I am the husband, co-owner, maker and shipper here at Evercrumbly & Witch! My wife started our company, and now we run, and make everything together! I hope you can feel the love in every hat we make! Enjoy!

  • Natalie

    Apprentice, Sales Assistant, Friend

    This is Natalie! She is our Girl Friday! Always willing to jump in and help us when things get crazy (which is a lot!). An indispensable part of Evercrumbly & Witch, our saving grace, and the best apprentice/assistant and Friend we could ask for!

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 10, 2019
Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Evercrumbly & Witch! Here, my husband, Fred and I design and make fabulous, over-the-top witch hats from scratch! Yep! Every one!
They are not just pretty to look at, they are fully functional hats. You can tug on them, bend the brim, they are lined and no two hats are ever the same! They are all signed, dated, and individually named.
Now, that being said, they do make glorious centerpieces, I just want you all to know that that isn't all they can be!

So, Enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Generally speaking, for hygienic reasons, I do not accept returns, but please, if you are in any way unhappy, PLEASE message us first! And PLEASE measure your head before you order!!!
If you receive your hat and it is somehow faulty, please contact us. We stand by our work, and will make it right!
We accept all major credit cards through Etsy, and in person at our events (you can find them in the "Etsy Local" section), Paypal and Etsy gift cards (through Etsy)!
I will ship the item(s) within 48 hours after payment notification is received. All of my hats are set to be shipped Standard mail, and there is a 3 day add on option for faster shipping. ***There is no combined shipping because all hats are shipped separately to ensure safety of travel!
If you are outside the US, I usually put the "cost of goods" as $50, however any duties or fees your country requires is the buyers responsibility!

All domestic shipments will have Delivery Confirmation for your peace of mind, and mine!
I will send you the tracking number within a day of shipment. IF YOU BUY MORE THAN ONE HAT- Etsy only has ONE slot for a tracking number, so if you buy more than one, the other tracking number will be sent to you in a message.
Additional policies and FAQs
*If you need to have your hat by a specific day, please leave that date in the "note to seller" box at checkout or message me with the date you need it by and we will do our best to make sure it arrives in time!

We do accept special orders, however this is on a limited basis. If you are interested, please message me (please include the date you need to have it by) and I will let you know if there is space available for your order. I also keep a "heads up" list, so if space for a special order is not available, let me know your size and what you had in mind and I will give you a "heads up" message if any you may be interested in become available. BUT PLEASE NOTE: the Heads Up list is a courtesy and does not guarantee that one with your description will come available.

More information

Last updated on Sep 19, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We do accept Custom orders, however this is on a limited basis. Please see our policies page for more info.

Sizing details

We typically carry hats for heads sized between 21" up to 25" (in half in intervals). You can narrow your search by size, and see what we have available by selecting the corresponding tab in the "shop sections" of our Etsy page. If your head size falls outside of those measurements, not to worry! Consider having a special order made! We can make them any size you need!

Care instructions

All hats come with care instructions and tips in the box upon delivery!

Wholesale availability

I'm sorry, we do not accept wholesale orders, and do not give permission for you to resell them.

Sizing details

Use a soft tape measure (like the kind found in a sewing kit) to measure around your forehead about an inch and a half (about two fingers width) above eyebrows at the front, just above the tops of your ears at the sides, and just above the base of your skull at the back, on me its about three fingers from where the neck joint meets my head. This is the measurement you want to stick closest to when selecting your hat. If you fall on a 1/4" or 3/4" mark, I recommend rounding down to the nearest half inch to allow for stretch.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you know that you have a sensitive head, round up to the nearest half inch when you measure, BUT NO MORE! anything more than 1/2" WILL FALL INTO YOUR EYES!