"A hat will change your whole appearance. It gives you a sense of confidence and elegance and if you’re having a bad hair day it will help cover it up", says self-taught hat maker and owner of Irish brand Mad 4 Hats, Patsy Flood O’Connor.
All of Patsy's creations are handmade to the highest standard, in her workshop in the South East of Ireland. The materials used are locally sourced and prepared in-house, including felts that are knitted and dyed by hand. This attention to detail is key, as Patsy believes colour and texture are important elements of her signature style.
Patsy is confident she has designed a hat that will stay on your head in the windiest of weather. This assurance comes from her own extensive road-testing while out walking on the beaches of Wexford, commonly referred to as the windiest county in Ireland...