Lizard Head Hat

United States
$550.00
Item No. 1701
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Hand made by Nate Funmaker, this hat is a true original. Nate crafts the entire hat by hand, including blocking, shaping, sewing and trimming. It's made of 100% rabbit fur felt. Nate has creased and pinched the back and sides of the crown, and thrown a small mule kick in the front. There is a diamond dent on the top. The sweatband is leather. The hat band is David Morgan's own Ridge Braid Hat Band, hand braided kangaroo leather. The crown is 4¼ inches at the front, 4 inches in the back and 4½ inches on the sides. The brim is 2¾ inches on the sides, 3½ inches in the front and back. Fully lined, no chin strap hooks. Hand made in USA.

Hand made by Nate Funmaker, this hat is a true original. Nate crafts the entire hat by hand, including blocking, shaping, sewing and trimming. It's made of 100% rabbit fur felt. Nate has creased and pinched the back and sides of the crown, and thrown a small mule kick in the front. There is a diamond dent on the top. The sweatband is leather. The hat band is David Morgan's own Ridge Braid Hat Band, hand braided kangaroo leather. The crown is 4¼ inches at the front, 4 inches in the back and 4½ inches on the sides. The brim is 2¾ inches on the sides, 3½ inches in the front and back. Fully lined, no chin strap hooks. Hand made in USA.

  • Product Features
    • Premium quality pure fur felt
    • Pre-creased crown
      4¼" high at the front, 4" high at the back, 4½" high at the sides
    • 2¾" brim at the sides 3½" front and back raw edge
    • Braided kangaroo leather band
    • Fully lined
    • Premium reeded roan leather sweatband
    • No chin strap hooks
    • Colors are Sahara or Steel
    • Sizes 56 through 61
    • Hand made in USA
  • Measure Twice! -- Hat Sizing and Care

    Large Hats with High Shipping Costs

    Unfortunately, some of our larger hats, including the Lizard Head, are now facing astronomical shipping costs. Although we only charge our standard Shipping & Handling fee of $9 to ship the hat to you, please be aware that returning the hat to us for exchange or refund can be costly.

    All domestic shippers now charge dimensional weights for ground delivery. Any package over one cubic foot is subject to a greater charge than the actual weight. For these hats which require a box greater than one cubic foot, the cost has jumped to upwards of $50. If you are interested in one of these styles, we do recommend you double check your hat size before purchasing.

    Heads come in all sizes, and in a surprising variety of shapes. Although fur felt hats are adaptable, and will usually conform to differences in shape with a little wearing, it is essential that the size be correct for the head.

    To determine your hat size, measure the circumference around your head, keeping the tape level and firm, across the temples and above the eyebrow ridges. Check the size chart given below. For in-between measurements use the next size up.

    Circumference of head where hat brim sits:

    Inches 21⅛ 21½ 21⅞ 22¼ 22⅝ 23 23½ 23⅞ 24¼ 24⅝ 25 25½
    US Hat Size 6⅞ 7 7⅛ 7⅜ 7⅝ 7⅞ 8 8⅛
    Metric Size 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
    Inches US Hat Size Metric Hat Size
    21⅛ 54
    21½ 6⅞ 55
    21⅞ 7 56
    22¼ 7⅛ 57
    22⅝ 58
    23 7⅜ 59
    23½ 60
    23⅞ 7⅝ 61
    24¼ 62
    24⅝ 7⅞ 63
    25 8 64
    25½ 8⅛ 65

    Check the Fit
    When your hat arrives, check the fit before wearing to make sure you have ordered the correct size:

    1. The sweatband inside the hat should fit securely on the head without binding.

    2. For some in-between sizes, and for some head shapes, greater comfort may be attained by placing felt pads inside the sweatband. Felt pads are enclosed with Akubra hats.

    3. The top of the crown should not be so low that it touches the top of your head and prevents the hat from coming down far enough to seat properly. If it does, with a leather or cloth hat you may need a smaller size. With a fur felt hat the top can be adjusted. Check the information sheet supplied with the hat.

    If you do find the size is not right, please give us a call before exchanging or returning. We have over 5o years' experience helping customers measure their heads and fit their hats. Heads come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes judicial use of felt hat pads (included with each Akubra purchase), altering to a long oval or raising the crown will solve a fit issue.

    If the hat does not fit, recheck your hat size, and exchange your hat for the correct size. Hats in unused condition can be returned for exchange or full refund of the product price within 90 days of purchase. The cost to return the hat to us is the customer's responsibility. Our $9 handling charge covers your first exchange (if needed.) If you live in the greater Seattle area, exchanges and returns can be completed at our Bothell, Washington store. (See Customer Service, Returns and Exchanges and Repacking Your Akubra).

    Hat Care
    Quality fur felt hats are made to be worn by active outdoorspeople. They are made to give full satisfaction during years of service, through sun and rain. There is no need to baby your hat, but if you treat it with understanding, it will look better and last longer.

    Do not pick up your hat by pinching the crown, either at the top or front. Pinching will flex the felt, and eventually cause a hole or crack to develop in the felt. It is best to pick up the hat either by the front and back of the brim, or by placing the thumbs inside the leather sweat band at the sides with the fingers just touching the outside edge of the brim.

    Rain or sun do not harm a pure fur felt hat. There is no need for plastic rain covers -- these merely keep the felt from breathing properly and so make your head uncomfortable. Do not heat a wet hat. Heat will shrink the felt, as well as the leather. Stand the hat upside down on its crown, or hang on a hook in a cool place and let it dry naturally. Wet felt retains the shape in which it dries, so make sure the brim and crown are shaped as you want them before drying. Do not leave a hat standing flat on its brim, as this will distort the brim. Never put your hat on the back ledge of your car or truck in the sun, as the heat may shrink and damage the leather sweatband. If your hats must of necessity be dried or stored under warm conditions, storing the hat on a Hat Stretcher, set to your hat size, will be beneficial.

    Dust and grime are bound to accumulate on a hat under any normal conditions. Dust can be removed by brushing with a soft brush. Always brush with the nap, in a counterclockwise direction. Dust can also be removed by wiping the hat with a damp (not wet) towel.

  • Nathaniel Funmaker

    We are pleased to offer hats by Nathaniel Funmaker. Each hat is handmade in Texas.

    To Nate's knowledge, he is the only Native-American Master Hatter. In 1994 he moved to Southwestern Colorado from Wisconsin and apprenticed under a well-known custom hat and clothing company. After several years of hard work, he became a master hatter. Now in Georgetown, Texas, his shop, Nathaniel's Custom Hatters, creates custom hats of the finest quality. He uses centuries-old techniques that give each hat a timeless quality and style. He was named "Best Living Hatmaker" in 2008 by True West magazine.

    For more information please visit Nate's website at Nathaniel's Hats.

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