Carole Amper / Toucan Hats
textiles & Fashion design / hats
Hometown: Kingston, NY
Love hats of all shapes and sizes? Check out Carole Amper’s incredible collection of vintage-inspired fedoras, cloches and more at a Sugarloaf Crafts event. Based in the heart of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, New York, Amper’s line of Toucan Hats are made with the old hat-making traditions in mind. Manual pressing stampers are used to shape and mold each felt and straw hat into a gorgeous classic shape. The results are iconic hat silhouettes accented with beautiful touches of fabric, flowers or ribbon. In addition, specialty hats made with cotton and linen are also available along with packable hats that are perfect for travel.
These custom-designed hats are ideal for modern men and women with an affinity for all things vintage. Amper’s classic flapper hats, cloches and fedoras feature modest and chic looks at affordable prices. See her incredible work up close and try on a few hats for yourself by visiting a Sugarloaf art fair.