Our Felts

Only the finest quality materials available are used for each hat. Every hat is made from fur felts and highly differentiate and surpass in quality compared to wool felts.  These felts are sourced from one of the last standing felt companies in the United States. Working closely with these fine people to ensure every piece of felt received meets our high standard of quality that is rightfully deserved. Using two different weight ratios, we will work together to ensure that you receive the exact hat you envisioned.

 

  • Dress weight - 4.5oz. will feel lighter, softer, and more malleable.

  • Western weight - 7.5oz. will feel more dense and durable; comparable to a cowboy hat. 

 

The fur felts are listed as follows: european hare (rabbit), 50/50 blendpure beaver fur, and limited mink & belly beaver blends.

 

  • European hare felts are soft, durable, and can hold up in moderate rain falls 

 

  • 50/50 blend felts are only used with a western weight body. It is a combination of European hare felt and the beaver fur felt. These felts are extremely durable in majority of weather conditions and maintains its structure and shape well over time.

 

  • Pure Beaver fur felts are extremely soft, smooth, and durable in all weather types. Beaver felts have been used since the 14th century and have since become more scarce and rare. Beaver felts come highly recommended because of its extreme durability and quality.    

  • Mink & Beaver Belly blend felts are a rare and luxurious option. Soft, dense and durable.  These felts age extremely well.

 

Pricing

 

 

Dress Weight:

 

  • European Hare   ............................................................................................. $400

  • Pure Beaver    ................................................................................................ $550

  • Mink & Beaver Belly Blends   ...................................................................... $700

 

 

Western Weight:

 

  • European Hare   .............................................................................................. $450

  • 50/50 Blend     ................................................................................................. $500

  • Pure Beaver   ................................................................................................... $600

  • Mink & Beaver Belly Blends   ........................................................................ $800

 

Extras:

 

  • Bound Edges   .................................................................................................. $75

  • 4"+ Brim    ....................................................................................................... $50

  • Hat Box   .......................................................................................................... $70

  • Hat Brush  ........................................................................................................ $55

  • Long-Hair Finish   ............................................................................................ $35

  • Summer Ventilation  ......................................................................................... $35

 

These are all standard base prices. All hats are custom and made to order.

Therefore, almost any special requests or customization can be added to your hat. 

For example: special ribbon or hat band, distressing, modern or vintage pins or accessories. Pricing will vary depending on requests. All hats include a hat box.  Please email with inquiries.

 

  • Shipping is calculated depending on the zipcode & added to the overall total. 

 

How to Order

 To order a hat or schedule an appointment to visit the shop for a personal consultation and hat fitting, email orders@wellemahatco.com to get the conversation started!

Please include the preffered style, felt material, color, head size, brim length & crown height, or any other specialties you desire! If you do not have any of these details, not a worry! Just send an email to inquire and we can help you through the whole process.  

 

A non-refundable deposit is required to get your order started.  Deposits will vary based on material. The remaining balance is due upon the hats completion. 

 

Payments can be sent via PayPal or check/money order. Any questions about payment

can be sent to orders@wellemahatco.com

Colors & Swatches

The swatches below represent a general color palette and not the true texture or shade of the finished hat