That's A Hat

Nashville, Tennessee · 102 Sales


That's A Hat

Nashville, Tennessee 102 Sales On Etsy since 2009

0 out of 5 stars

ThatsaHat is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Gone to visit grandchildren, will reopen on May 6th

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 16, 2016

Gone to visit grandchildren, will reopen on May 6th

Mary Ellen Hofstetter

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Mary Ellen Hofstetter


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Twirlersmom on Apr 28, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Very cute....I got lots of compliments as I was running the Kentucky Derby Half Marathon wearing it! ;-)

Liz Leon

Liz Leon on May 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely hat and will certainly be festive at my son's summer wedding.

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Fascinators to Hats

I started with fascinators and opened RockingRetro on Etsy. Hats were the obvious next steps. I was able to apply what I had learned about working with feathers to creating mini top hats.

Working with crin was a new challenge. Did you know that some materials have a mind of their own? The best thing that I learned about crin was to play with pieces and THEN decide how to use it in a design. I actually started playing with it at night while watching television to help resist the temptation to force it. As I worked with more and more pieces, I discovered that I could coax it into the shape that I desired - the trick was having the patience to go slowly.

I will still make the mini top hats but most of next Spring line will be based on creating shapes in crin accented with feathers, vintage millinery flowers and vintage jewelry.


Shop members

  • Mary Ellen Hofstetter

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Creating Hats For Every Ocassion

    A child of the sixties, now retired and enjoying the opportunity to be creative.

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Last updated on February 11, 2011

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards