Modern Millinery

Modern Millinery

We design and manufacture contemporary women’s hat. Each hat is handmade in our studio in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We are committed to artisanal techniques, utilizing traditional cut-and-sew and hand blocking methods. Each hat is designed with attention to detail, line, and balance.

After our temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve decided to reopen our studio with a limited staff in our large studio space so that we can properly socially distance and take the necessary precautions to keep our team safe. That being said, we are now able to fulfill orders to our loyal customers however please allow a few extra days for delivery. Thank you for your understanding!



All tracywatts hats are made to order in different sizes. To find your size, follow these steps to measure the size of your head:

1) Take a tape measure and place it around your head, as in the illustration to the left.

2) Place the tape measure just above your brow and along the top of your ears, and wrap it all the way around until the tape meets together. 

3) You just measured your head size! Make note of the inches, and compare it to our standard sizes, below.



If our standard sizes aren't quite right for you, or if you're concerned about choosing a size, send us an email (! We love to help, and will happily create hats to custom measurements. 


tracywatts hats are handmade, so small size variations may occur from one hat to the next. Many of our styles come with an elastic or ribbon drawstring sewn into the head size ribbon.

If your hat feels too tight, try loosening the drawstring or taking it out all together.  If your hat feels loose, try tightening the drawstring. We also  recommend slightly wetting the inner ribbon of your new hat and then putting it on. The ribbon will shrink a little bit and feel tighter. Repeat the process until you reach the perfect fit.