Design hats with an Atelier

Cap, fedora, derby, or bowler: create unique designs of your choosing in this one-on-one experience with a fashion industry renegade.

Everything you need to know

You and a guest will join John Henry at his NYC workshop to discuss your hats and select its shapes, details, fabrics, and colors. I will teach you the basics to design your own hat or to customize any hat pattern, and I will work with you to create a hat of your own.


  • Design consultation with John Henry
  • 2 custom hats created and designed by you
  • Private tour of John Henry’s design workshop in NYC

Skillit will last:

4 hours hours

Cancellation policy

Once your Skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the provider and must be arranged directly with them.

Skillit 100% happiness guarantee
Valid for 12 Months
Free Exchanges
14 Day Returns
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Provide your necessary details for the experience.

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The Maker will confirm the booking, or suggest alternatives.

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Have a wonderful time. See you on your next Skillit!

About John

John Henry is a model, fashion designer, and milliner whose signature line of made-to-order, custom-fitted hats have found a devoted following that counts movie and music stars as members. The son of fashion model Bernard Henry, John apprenticed under vintage fashion curator Christophe Loiron. John designs hats that run the gamut: from wide-brimmed Westerns to patinated velvet top hats, each made in his workshop in NYC and painstakingly crafted by hand with sustainably sourced beaver felt.

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Booking will begin in September.

Fine Print

  • By purchasing, you agree to all our Terms of Use, Returns and Cancellation Policy and Privacy Policy.
  • All skilit times are estimated based on full class enrollment. If fewer people enroll, the class could generally take less time.
  • Experience provided in English (US) unless otherwise stated
  • This skillit is non-refundable after scheduling is complete. Once your skillit is confirmed, changes may be made at the discretion of the Maker and must be arranged directly with them.
  • If a skillit includes alcohol, only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages. By purchasing, you agree to our Alcohol Policy.
  • If it’s an online virtual experience You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be in your booking confirmation email.