How custom fur felt hats are satisfyingly made

Flint and Port Hat Company is a one-craftsman custom-hat shop in Bainbridge, Georgia. The hats are made by hand by owner and milliner Eldrick Jacobs and take up to four days to craft. Jacobs shares his love for hat making by walking us through each step of the process, offering his expert insights along the way.

00:23 Choose felt
00:44 Choose block
01:00 Steam hat body
01:14 Stretch hat over block
01:27 Make break line
01:59 Iron the break line
02:12 Dry up to 48 hours
02:20 Cut brim
02:33 Sand down
3:12 Burn off excess felt
03:28 Create sweatband
04:02 Trim the brim
04:43 Modify the brow
05:00 Crown the hat

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