In 1974, Marsha Akins started Makins Hats on an unemployment check in her 4th floor walk-up. Using a jiffy steamer and her home oven. Now more than 40 years later, Makins is still making every hat by hand in New York City.
Taking great pride in designing and hand-crafting the finest hats available. Makins hats are soft, flexible and easy to wear. Made from the finest materials, fur felts, leathers and straws.
We are dedicated to making the highest quality hat, guaranteed.
In 2013, Milliner Satya Twena and the art of hand made hats in America saved the factory from closing and continues to preserve the legacy of the factory and hand made hats.