Collecting Hat Books

Collecting hat books can be useful as well as rewarding pastime. There are many antique, old and vintage books available on the craft of millinery and how to make hats.

Books on how to make hats are obviously useful if you make hats and they may offer some vintage ideas and techniques not commonly used today. It can be fun to find and recreate some of the designs you find.

Hat reference books are interesting to collect, particularly if they are specific to an era such as Art Deco or a decade such as the Sixties. They would form a good basis of a reference library.

Where to buy

The used book market is has many outlets – here’s a few:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Etsy
  • Gumtree
  • AbeBooks