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Hat Making Beginners Kit

The essential tools and blocks to get you started in making Men's / Traditional hats. Buying the kit saves you approx. $198 over the individual prices.
1x Open Crown (Choice of either 151 or 152 Open Crown)
1x Flange brim ( Choice of either 708 or 710 Flange Brim)
1x Traditional Flange stand
1x Rounding Jack (in inches OR centimeters) 
1x Pusher Downer, Puller Downer & Foot Tolliker
1x Crown block spinner stand
Valued at $

Please click on the links below and read the information sheets:

Please use the Kit Checklist below when ordering:

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Callipers - Hand made by Hat Blocks Australia (polypropylene material)  

A tape measure can only give you the circumference of a head, Callipers are very useful in determining the exact width and length of your, or your clients head

They come in very handy when planning and ordering a hat block or collar as you can determine whether you would need a Regular, Long or Wide oval

Callipers come in handy when communicating design or block measurements via email

Use a straight ruler to measure the distance between each tip of the Callipers

*Wooden head not included

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Scientific Hat Finishing and Renovating book

We believe this is an essential learning tool for everyone who is interested in the making and repairing of traditional men's hats ie: Fedora, Bowler, Top-hat, Homburg etc

'A complete and profusely illustrated course of instruction, enabling the novice to acquire the art of finishing and remodeling hats of all varieties according to tested and approved methods'

Author: Henry L. Ermatinger, Hatter

This 151 page book, originally published in 1919 and reconstructed in 2006 by Iva Rose Reproductions, Hat blocks Australia now has exclusive copyrights for the print and sale of this reproduction.

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Improved design!

Rounding Jack

For trimming the brim.

The new design now uses a universally available 'box cutter blade' which allows you to set the blade more easily and accurately than the previous design.

*Please note that the old design is featured in the video to the left

Cuts from 1 inch to 6 inches

Please specify whether you would like your tool to come in inches, centimeters 

We require you to confirm upon ordering that you have viewed the video and read the information sheet below:

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Portable Stretcher - Heavy Duty

A heavy - duty Portable stretcher, an essential tool used for stretching hats.

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Portable Stretcher - Economy

A basic Portable stretcher, an essential tool used for stretching hats.

Cheaper than our Heavy duty stretcher but still well made!

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Blocking Plate

Used for blocking a crown shorter. If you need to block 1/2'' shorter this is the tool for you. Suits a full 6" brim width

(Crown not included, shown for illustrative purposes only)

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Tool Set

Set of the above three tools - save $24 over the individual prices!

Please specify Left or Right handed Tolliker on ordering 

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Crown Block Spinner Stand with 1" Peg

With a 1" peg suitable for crowns made by Hat Blocks Australia with either the 3 Hole Hat Makers or Pouncing base

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Traditional Hat Maker's Flange Stand

A faithful replica of a typical vintage flange stand

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Collar/ Head plate

Also known as a 'head size plate' in the US, and as a 'brim plate' in the UK

Comes with 3 large holes, accommodating a 1" centre peg or a small hole, accommodating a 1/4" peg. Please specify

Available in Regular, long or wide oval - please specify

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The Hat Makers Emporium

Is our recommended supplier of high quality Hat Bodies in Australia.

These hat bodies are made to suit our #151 and #152 Open Crowns.

No longer available on Etsy but still available by contacting Chris directly:



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