Lost Hats - Actually, lost hat & headwear companies
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We typically remove companies from our website if their website links are no longer functioning properly.  However, we decided that some companies deserve a second chance.  The history of some of these companies should not simply be wiped away.  Even if they are now out of business, it would be nice to know which clothing & textile companies have existed.  It is very possible that some of these companies are still in business, but maybe their website address changed or the business changed name, location, phone, etc.

This section of the site is a temporary graveyard of companies for which we have lost contact.

It is very possible that these companies are out of business, but we are not certain.

If you find your company below, you are welcome to let us know and we can possibly re-instate your business into the proper section of our site.


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fashion directory  Alpaca Boutique: Alpaca Boutique offers the finest selection of Alpaca clothing and accessories. Based in Alameda, California; they are an online boutique store of unique Alpaca apparel.  Their Alpaca products are made with the finest Alpaca fibers; they only carry 100% Baby Alpaca, Royal Alpaca and Suri Alpaca yarns. They offer hundreds of beautiful designs and fashion. Browse through their amazing catalogue of Alpaca Sweaters, Alpaca Coats, Alpaca Capes, Alpaca Scarves, Alpaca Shawls, Alpaca Ponchos, Alpaca Hats, Alpaca Gloves and more. Alpaca Boutique invites you to experience the natural luxury of fine Alpaca clothing. From Alpaca Women fashions and Men's apparel to Alpaca Throws and Alpaca Teddy Bears, they have hand selected the highest quality Alpaca products. Enjoy natural softness and extraordinary warmth. Experience the luxurious beauty of Alpaca. Address: Alameda, CA

  American Headwear: American made hats and caps available in a wide range of styles and materials.  American Headwear, Inc. is proud to present 100% American made high quality, high fashion hats and caps.  For over 40 years, they have brought fashion-oriented merchandise to their customers, with new designs every few months highlighting the newest trends.


  Animal Caps: Colorful foam animal caps include horse, fish, shark, dolphin, reindeer, and elephant.


  Anni Mackay: British born designer located in Rochester Vermont. They make hats from fibers spun all over the world.  They are especially proud of those made right there in Vermont exclusively for Anni Mackay.  They work with local handcrafters to maintain the highest quality and to ensure a perfect fit.   Hand knit hats, luxury knit, knitwear, haute couture, wearable art, etc.

  Bay Hat & Canvas Co.: All season hats by Watership Trading Co. Sun protection and weatherproofing for outdoor sports enthusiasts.  They feature a wide selection of hats for the whole family - men's, women's & children's - for all weather, and all seasons.  They proudly feature Watership Trading Companie
hats - the best quality available - for all kinds of outdoor action. Whether you're looking for optimal sun protection, fishing & hunting hats - playing golf or needing quality technical hats, they have the hat for you.

  BettyBeanie Beanie Hats: Unique beanie hat designs for women.   The Original BettyBeanie is another innovative product brought to you by Episode Worldwide, the industry leader in surfboard, skateboard and snowboard design.

  Block Headwear Ltd.: Hats and caps from New York City. Simple and relaxed styles for men.

  Blue Street Designs: Blue Street Designs is a small family business located in the Sandhills of North Carolina.  Their models are family and friends who also contribute design and sewing skills, fashion commentary and general good cheer. Over the years they have specialized in the making of straw and fleece hats for work and play that last, look good and provide that crucial protection. Their fleece is the best available, direct from Malden Mills, embellished with handmade poms and tassels.  Their prints change frequently, but there is always a good selection of colors from which to choose. Custom made women's fleece and straw hats.  

fashion directory  Brighterman Mens Accessories:  Offering a wide range of mens accessories from hats, sunglasses, watches, wallets, underwear, bags and more. Knowing the importance of attention to detail, Brighterman focus on quality stocking a variety of designer brands including Ray Ban, Peter Werth, Religion, Jack & Jones and Boxfresh. Address: 74 The Chase Thundersley Essex SS7 3BY UK 08432 893 174 - support@brighterman.com  Paul McGregor

  Cap n Go: specializes in children's hats and caps for all seasons along with matching tops. The children's caps range in size from infant, toddler, to youth.  Alicia's first daughter was born, she wanted to work at home. Alicia started sewing at a young age, so making a business from sewing seemed only natural. She began making children's hats and selling them at a local craft faire. The response was tremendous. From the beginning, Alicia's desire was to create a business that would benefit other stay-at-home Moms.

  Constance Willems Design: Knitted hats and accessories. Includes felted, fabric wrap and headband designs made in Germany.

  Crockett Coonskin Caps: Fur and faux fur caps in several styles, including raccoon, fox and skunk. Sizes to fit children and adults.   Crockett Coonskin Caps is the right place to find quality fur hats and other products. Their coonskin caps and other fur products are hand-crafted in the beautiful Ozark mountains, and have been sold in such venues as Sportsmans GuideTM and Bass Pro ShopsTM.

  Dog Daze Headwear: Premium headwear in a variety of styles for any market.   Their philosophy at Dog Daze is to offer you the most complete line of headwear to meet all your needs. The Dog Daze Black Label and Flagship collections are their most extensive offerings of styles, fabrics, colors and prices. To meet your very specific needs, Dog Daze is pleased to offer very select styles from Flexfit, Kati and Magic. They feel that they have met their goal to be your true one stop headquarters for headwear.

  Dreadgear: Hand made Rasta style tams available in a variety of styles using wool, cotton and hemp yarn.    They specialize in the finest quality, handmade, Rasta-style tams. Each tam is made with either 100% wool or or 100% cotton combined with pure hemp. Their tams come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and are handmade on SaltSpring Island.

  Fedora Primo: Featuring Shady Brady Western Straws.   Quality, unique hat designs and ongoing insistence that all of my customers are truly satisfied...has turned my little shop in Santa Monica, California into a local icon! It's exciting that the word is spreading across the country and yes, around the world! Like my shop...their on-line beginnings will be one step at a time.

fashion directory  Gayle Foshee Angel Wings and Fairy Things: The website is cute little kids in custom fabric made angel wings and petal hats. Wedding wings, flowergirl wings & ring bearer wings.  Hat designer & milliner, Gayle Foshee, designs ladies designer hats and matching K-9 wear for the pooch in her life. Her collections include: tango, retro, bridal and cocktail hats.   Address: Venice, FL


  GolfGods: Golf hats with name brand embroider logos such as: Callaway, Topflite, Maxfli, Nancy Lopez, and Arnold Palmer.

fashion directory  HatDude - Baseball Caps. They provide custom and blank baseball caps for retail and wholesale.  Fully customizable baseball caps flat brim caps, trucker caps, mesh caps both Velcro, fitted and stretch fit style closures.


  The Hat Generation: Humorous hats for special occasions, costumes, and holidays.  Outrageous and fun, they have the perfect hat to top a costume, hats to suit a whimsical mood, or a hat to celebrate a holiday or special event. They have magical hats to transform children into wizards and dragons and adults into Vikings and kings.


  Hat Head: Handmade hats for all seasons and ages. Custom made original designs   "I am a stay at home mom of  twin boys and a little girl (my model). Hathead started because my kids loved to wear hats. I got bored with the same old styles in the store so I decided to make my own. Everyone loved my hats. As if I didn't have enough to do by raising twins, I started my own business! Due to so many people asking for more, my business has since expanded to include tutus, dress up items, and a boutique clothing line. Hence the new name "Hathead Boutique". "

  Hat in a Bag: Folding, packable sun, rain hat for backpacking, climbing, hiking, canoeing, sun bathing, traveling, and sports. HAT IN A BAG was founded in 1997 by Abby Minot, to market innovative, functional, portable, stylish sun hats and rain hats. The HAT IN A BAG was a result of Abby's personal quest for a travel hat to use backpacking at high altitudes, where the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays are increased. For every 1000-foot rise above sea level, ultraviolet intensity jumps 4%. At 10,000 feet, the strength of UV radiation increases by 40%. She needed a packable hat to be as compact, light, and UV protective as possible. Using the technology of a folding metal ring from a car sunscreen, her first test sample was an all black hat. While it prevented sunburn, it was too hot to be comfortable. Next she made a white hat, which was cool, but the sun was blinding. The solution was to put the light color on the outside, to keep her cool, and the dark color underneath to cut the glare. And so the HAT IN A BAG
was born.

  The Hat Lady: One of a kind hand knit hats. Styles include beanie, bowler, hair sack and pill box.   "My name is J.S. Rogers, I make hand knitted hats. I've been involved with crafts for many years. It started on my first trip to the hospital when I was twelve years old and recieved craft kits to fill the hours. I missed a year of school and was assigned a tutor that was a home economics instructor: She not only taught the fundamental academics but shared her knitting skills. Four hip replacements and a liver transplant have given many hours to knit, experimenting with blending color and yarns to create my imaginative appealing hats. I live in the northern most point of California coast and there are many days a cozy snug hat helps to weather the coastal winds. My hats have sold up and down the coast. The hats create a customer draw due to their original designs. No two are alike!"

  Hatman Athletic Sales: Offering closeout designs including sports caps, winter hats, and novelty designs.

  Hats Downunder: Australian hats and oilskins by Akubra, Drizabone, Helen Kaminski, and Jacaru.   This is your one-stop online shop for Australian Outback Bush Hats , Oilskins , Clothing and Footwear. They post from Australia to anywhere in the world. Whether you're looking for an Akubra hat , Driza-bone coats and accessories , Thomas Cook outback clothing , RM Williams outback clothing, R.M.Williams boots , Kakadu Clothing , Barmah hats , Crocodile hats , vests , Jacaru hats , Coastline hats , or other genuine Australian outback products , you'll find it all here.

  Hats on Top: Hats made from leather, canvas, cotton, and oilskin designed for style and protection from the elements.  They have been putting hats on heads since 1998 and are based in Vancouver, Canada. They have spent a lot of time outdoors and have learnt that protection from the sun and rain is very important.  It is also just as important to feel comfortable and to look good. With this as their aim they have put together an ever expanding range of quality Hats that they feel confident you will enjoy.

  HeadSokz: Winter hat that can be worn 5 different ways.  Made of Polartec fleece. Sizes to fit babies to adults.  HeadSokz is great for skiing, hunting, fishing, biking, walking, riding; horses, snowmobiles, and ATVs. Also for running, climbing, working, snow blowing and any cold weather activity.

  Knits By Hart: 100% wool winter ski hats made in Vermont.   Beautiful ski and winter sport hats of superior materials, design and craftsmanship. They make only the finest quality knit hats, handcrafted in Vermont, of 100% wool, and with no-itch acrylic liners. Available in 6 designs, and 3 styles, junior & adult sizes.


  Knitwitz: Hand knit animal hats, baby hats, and custom hats with matching scarves available.  Knitwitz was conceived by the creative minds of My Luong and Roberta Leone in the winter of 2001. Roberta, a real-mean-knitting-machine, joined forces with My, a graphic designer, to answer to the call of friends and family needing stylish winter gear. Their first, and most popular design, to date, is the Skullz hat. After realizing that baby's heads would also need warmth and style, Knitwitz expanded (or shrunk a little, rather), to accommodate the smaller noggins. Scarves, mittens, purses, and even leg-warmers are available through special orders.

  LuLu Hat Company: LuLu Hat Co. specializing in cocktail hats reminiscent of classic Thirties and Forties styles - excellent for club wear, weddings or standing out in a crowd. Cocktail hats are available in a variety of vintage fabrics including 1940's rayon prints, 1950's novelty cottons, skinner satins and velvets. Cocktail hats are worn at the desired angle with the aid of a matching fabric bandeau.

  The Mad Hatter: Hats for men, women, and children. Worn for weddings, travel, sun protection, and costume.  They pride themselves on their wide selection of hats and accessories for every latitude and longitude. They offer quality, designer hats and outdoor clothing for every occasion and season:  From men's hats, women's hats, Wedding and Romantic hats, winter hats, Halloween and holiday hats, Kids hats. Whether you are a hat lover, collector or just looking for a special gift they are sure to have the hat or accessory to fit your lifestyle or special occasion.

  Marilyn's Creations: Makers of bandanas in a variety of fabrics.   Marilyn's Creations is a home run business sewing and supplying Bandara's (Head-Wraps, Skull Caps, whatever you want to call them) in two styles and a new product they call the Muffler made of soft fleece. Each product is hand made and shows attention to detail. Several different fabrics are available for the Bandaras and the Muffler is Black Fleece.

  Mesh Hats: Mesh trucker caps with over 300 logo designs to choose from.

  Montague Design Group Inc.: Canvas hats for sun or sport, boating, golf, protection, windproof and stylish.  Sport Buddy products are perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities: golf, tennis, fishing, biking, hiking, boating, canoeing, you name it.  No wonder they are so popular with weekend adventurers and pro athletes alike.

  Motobandanna: Quality hand made fashion bandannas and head wraps by Australian designer Gayle Ryan. "While working at "Milwaukee Magic: the Legend of Harley Davidson", that fabulous Harley Davidson and motorcycle accessory shop in the centre of Surfers Paradise, I was able to gradually perfect my range of head wraps. In the beginning we used to sell bandannas and head wraps, but we noticed that people wanted better quality, better fitting head wraps, and better prints than were available at the time. Because people could not find what they needed, I decided to help. I had done quite a bit of tailored dressmaking so, knowing what people were looking for, I went home and sewed together two head wraps, took them into the shop the following week and ... THEY SOLD!"

  Nat's Hats:   They are a little company located in the Monterey Bay area in California. They create beautiful handmade children's hats. All hats are crocheted with a wide variety of materials and are unique creations. Browse through their site and discover the hat that was made for you or your little ones.  Unique, hand-crocheted hats for children and dolls. Adult sizes available too.


  Neonhats: Great hats for parties or a night on the town.


  Noggintops.com, Ltd: Offering hats by Stetson, Akubra, Lewis Creek, McAlister and Tilley.   We are a family-owned company with deeply held beliefs about integrity and commitment.  Their view of internet commerce is that it is an excellent way to make quality products available to outdoorsmen living in geographically diverse locations and who, by definition, would probably rather spend their weekends doing outdoors things than fighting crowds in a store. Therefore, they pledge to use this technology as a tool for convenience and efficiency, and NOT as a means of shielding mediocre goods and services behind anonymity

  Pandemonium: Hats for all occasions in styles from funky to functional.  For over 12 years Pandemonium Millinery has provided custom designer hats handbag and scarves at reasonable prices to customers and business nation wide. Using gorgeous faux furs, exotic silks, fine wools, luscious velvets, and other fine fabrics. Pandemonium offers a coordinated look with a distinctive selection of women's hats, handbags and scarves for a coordinated look with attitude.

  Pat's Hats: Theatrical Velvet Hats: Original designs by Patricia Jones of Santa Barbara include the Snood, Wizard Hat, Top Hat, Jester Hat, and Italian Renaissance Hat.   A family business for over 25 years. 


  Planete Panama: A selection of handcrafted Panama hats made from toquilla straws.  Their panama Hat company, established in Quito - Ecuador - since 1993 distributes in the World, many models of Panama Hats from Montecristi and Cuenca. Indifferently of year's fluctuation, they offers every time the more regular and beautiful work of hand-woven hats.


  Poker Run Fashions: Offering bandanas in a wide range of styles and a variety of options for custom embellishment.  Authentic Swarovski crystal bandana, bandanna, bandanas with rhinestones! Paisley star burst bandanas! Like the stars wear: JLo, Brittany, Eminem, 2Pac, LLCoolJ etc.  See Star Gallery! Bling Bling bandana! Tired of boring bandannas and skull caps? I had a hard time finding fashionable yet functional and affordable bandannas for boating, biking, skiing or a fun night on the town! (or perhaps a bad hair day!)  Their bandanas are 22x22 - large enough to wear as a do-wrap, scarve or head wrap. Available in various paisley patterns and prints, with or without crystals or silver/gold studs. Wear as half-star or full star burst. Available with plain centers too!

  Quaker Marine Company: Quaker Marine began life along the docks and piers of old Philadelphia in 1949. In those early years, traditional marine supplies were offered to local seaman, boaters and sailors. Along the way, sometime in the 70s, the company followed a path that almost took shape on its own
it became a nautical hat company. Joe Kadison, founder of Quaker Marine Supply, loved hats. He designed and made hats that were grounded in the heritage of the rugged seafaring traditions of the Philadelphia waterfront. In time, the collection expanded into a broader range of hats appealing to a larger group of outdoor enthusiasts such as seamen, fishermen, trekkers, and travelers. Quaker Marine Supply Company, Inc. changed ownership in May of 2003. The new owner, Ned Kitchel, a long time sailor and fan of Quaker Marine hats, brings 25 years of product development experience from catalogers like L.L. Bean and Lands' End.  Ned relocated Quaker Marine Supply Co. closer to his home near Portland, Maine in November of 2003.

  Rad Wrapz: Custom headwraps and skullcaps. Themes include wrestling, floral patterns, patriotism, animal prints, and vehicles.   Their Rad Wrapz headwraps and skullcaps are custom made using a 4 thread overlock stitch. This means that there are no raw edges anywhere on their wraps. They are designed for comfort and style. They feature a cap like construction and diamond shaped tail which can be worn hanging down in the back or tucked under the cap for more of a skullcap appearance.

  RKD Fashions (United Kingdom): the brands sold on their website include cK, D&G, Gucci, Fendi, Prada, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ecko, Dsquared, Diesel, Nike, Cavalli, Evisu, Josef, YSL, Chanel, Adidas, Levis, etc.. They sell various fashion accessories, such as jewelry, casual clothes and sunglasses.


  Robley Hats Inc.: Dress hats for men, hats for the outdoors and novelty headwear.


  Rocky Mountain Outback: Sells sun-protection hats, blazes and caps for fishing, hiking and camping. Australian site delivers internationally.  Rocky Mountain Outback is dedicated to raising awareness and engaging in positive actions towards protecting the health of the environment. RMO takes great pride in supplying North America with the finest Australia and New Zealand made hats. They proudly distribute Hills Hats of New Zealand and their very own Rocky Mountain Outback line. Hills Hats has been doing business since 1875. They know when you live in a land where being in the outdoors is as much a way of life as it is a necessity, simple things like a good hat become valued commodities. Hills and Rocky Mountain Outback's Australian hats are viewed worldwide as essential companions for outdoor adventures.


  Rosebud New York Online: Funky and fabulous hats in various materials including straw, fur felt, velour.


  Sacred Feather:  Sacred Feather is a retail store specializing in hats and leather goods. Their hats run the gamut from baseball caps, mad hatters, captains hats, to collapsible silk top hats, with a broad range of styles in between. They feature some of their best sellers at their web site.  They also sell both manufactured and hand-made leather goods (their mix is about 80% hats and 20% leather). Hats and caps from Stetson, Dobbs, Langenberg, Dorfman Pacific and Biltmore.  

  Skull Cap City: Doo rags and skull caps made of cotton and spandex.   They also sell Beanies.  Skull Cap City sells doo rags and skull caps worldwide. They believe in high quality and low prices to serve their customers. Each year, Skull Cap City donates a portion of their headwear to St. Judes Research Hospital located in Memphis,TN. St. Judes provides healthcare to pediatric patients afflicted with life threatening diseases such as leukemia and cancer. 


  Skull Caps: Wide selection of skull caps for all activities.


  Soft Options: Comfortable headwear with a stretch that absorbs perspiration. Can be worn under helmets and hardhats, and for workouts.  Do-Rags, Bandanas, Skull Caps, Wave Caps, Turbans, Scarves, Headgear..... Whatever you want to call them... "Soft Options developed a soft, absorbent, and stretchy unisex cap that was unavailable to me in 1986 when I had brain cancer and needed to cover my head. Three brain surgeries and six weeks of radiation left me without hair, a scarred and blistered head, and fading dignity. My husband and daughter purchased a wig, turbans, scarves, and more. Nothing was comfortable. I made myself a promise to develop a soft comfortable cap that would be available to others. This cap is the result of my experience as a brain cancer Survivor. I have designed and produced each cap with a smile on my face, just thinking about the people I've provided with comfortable alternatives. Some of our clients refer to the as bandanas, skull caps, and do-rags, scarves, and hats, but we call it a cap."


  Squirlybond Snow Wear Apparel: These unique caps are created using 100% wool and thick polar fleece to keep you dry and warm on the slopes.  SquirlyBond embodies the spirit of creative knitting and the joy of trading within their borders and beyond. They are local knitters with homegrown quality and style. They find themselves, building on old concept, knitting to serve and inspire. Some of the knits are reminiscent of their Scandinavian ancestors who are the first known traders of knitted goods. Knitting from their own flock and trading with their neighbors has served as a grassroots way of supporting the community's overall well being and way of life.

  Sweet Peas: Flower, fruit, and vegetable design hats. Handknit in acrylic or cotton yarns. Sized for infants and toddlers.

  Tam World Hats: Selection of hand knitted and crocheted hats, skullcaps, and tams. Custom orders welcome.

  Teton Toppers: Handmade wool and fleece hats for adults and kids. Here in Teton Valley (WY) where there are about 30 frost free days a year, they wear a lot of hats.  Not only do they design and create their products in house, they have a lot of fun testing them out. Whether it is for your favorite outdoor pursuit or just going
out and about , they have a hat for you. Teton Toppers was established in 1989 as a part-time home business, primarily outfitting local retailers and business owners around the Jackson Hole area.


fashion directory  The G. Series: the g. series Hat designer & milliner, gayle foshee, designs ladies designer hats and matching K-9 wear for the pooch in her life. Her collections include: tango, retro, bridal and cocktail hats.   Address: 108 S. Nokomis Ave. Suite #2 Venice, FL. 24285 Phone & Fax: 941-486-0027

  Traders International: Novelty bandanas, beanie hats and skull caps. Traders International is pleased to offer a fantastic selection of quality products including over 350 Bandana designs and over 150 Skull Cap designs. In addition, they carry a wide selection of Beanie Hats, Handkerchiefs, Italian Scarves, Novelty Watches, and other unique products. Traders International has been selling online for more than 15 years, and they are committed to providing excellent customer service and support.

  WaveCaps.com: Specializes in wavecaps, du:rags, Elvis sunglasses, sports beanies and stocking caps. WaveCaps.com started in 1997 as a very small mail order company as an experiment at Pepperdine University. Today, they are a continually growing company striving for uncompromising quality and top notch service.

  Wisdom Wear: Here you will find the perfect Chinese symbol baseball hat and hats with Rune symbols from Celtic lore, and other cultures of wisdom. Insightful Headwear Is meaningful apparel, which makes you feel as good as you look. Soft, comfortable, unique and affordable. Choose from the Chinese Symbol for Wisdom, Dragon, Dog, Horse, Hero, Freedom, Chaos, Chill, Yin Yang, Peace, Love, and the ultimate Chef Hat the Chinese character for Eat (the perfect gift for any chef) and the the Celtic Rune symbol for Strength. Each Celtic Rune and Chinese character baseball hat is authentically drawn or brush-stroked, then embroidered. All hats are one size fits all. You'll be looking good in a very cool hat with a positive message.  Wisdom Wear has been in business since October 2001 selling our high quality, affordable, comfortable and meaningful headwear both on their website and to retail stores.

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