"What a pleasure it was working with Kristi for a second time this summer!
She is so creative and "arty" and had wonderful design ideas but most importantly, being an artist myself, reflected my own detailed design concepts/requirements.
All this achieved with a lovely creative, friendly and professional atmosphere - I would not look anywhere else for my next bespoke hat experience!"
"I’m really excited and we are watching the weather like a hawk.
Only my Mum & mother in-law have seen it and they are blown away by how amazing it looks.
Looking forward to showing it off at Ascot xx"
"Thank you so much, Kristi!!
It’s always a pleasure to work with you and I always walk away with a stunning original creation.
Looking forward to next year.
I’m glad I could show off your work because you’re an amazing milliner.
You created some beautiful hats and we got loads of comments. I know a few ladies asked who made my headband and Julia passed on your card.
I can’t wait till next year. I’m already thinking about what direction I want to go in dress wise!
Thank you millions Kristi. You never disappoint."
“Working with Kristi, aka the HARROGATE HATTER, was a pleasure from start to finish.
She worked so hard to create exactly what I had envisaged .
Kristi is talented, creative, totally committed and cared so much that I was happy .
And I was more than happy.
I have never ever had so many compliments of something I was wearing .
The other guests were blown away by The Hat!
Everything I had hoped for!!
Thank you so very much.”
"Words cannot describe what a fabulous experience I enjoyed with Kristi, from commissioning to the finished masterpiece.
As a larger than life Mother of the Bride, I wanted the perfect hat to complement an amazing bespoke outfit designed & created just for me.
Kristi was infinitely patient whilst I researched ideas & structures; she guided me through the intricate design process & we agreed the colours, materials & final look together.
My hat is a glowing testament to both her professional competence & her ability to understand
exactly how I wanted to feel & to look on The Day.
I am so grateful for her contribution to making my daughter's wedding day one of the happiest days of my life.
The hat was my crowning glory!"
"What a super lovely hat Kristi made for my son’s wedding.
I felt a weight off my shoulders after our very first consultation and really appreciated her professional but also collaborative approach. Her attention to detail was fantastic, even down to the contrasting lining and gold trim.
I found it so comfortable and hated taking it off!
Complimentary comments included “jaunty little number” and “straight out of Bond Street”.
THANK YOU Kristi for your very professional approach to the whole process, your impressive attention to detail and your excellent communications!
I would highly recommend her and only wish I had more occasions for hat-wearing!"
"Working with Kristi was an amazing experience.
I did not know what to expect but she is so welcoming & really wants
you to be comfortable.
Kristi is truly a professional & she has a gift! I felt fabulous in the hat."
"Kristi has made me several items of headwear. All were beautifully made and tailored to exactly colour match my outfits.
Because they were unique pieces nobody else had anything like them.
If I ever go to Ascot, Kristi will be my first port of call for my hat."
"Kristi works very hard to not only match your outfit, but discover what you like or don’t like in a hat.
She is so creative in finding ways to make the hat super special for that special day."
"It was my first time having a hat made & Kristi made it the best experience.
From the consultation to the day I picked my hat up, Kristi kept me updated & she far exceeded any expectations I had or could have had.
I’m looking forward to working with Kristi for as long as I’m in the UK."
"Oh my goodness!!!! This is so amazing. I can’t believe how much I love it!!
What a lot of hard work for you, but a fabulous result!
I am so excited!
This is a most fabulous hat, I could not be any happy with it, Kristi!!!"
"Just a little note to let you know that my hat went down a storm!
It felt fabulous and I wore it for the whole 12 hours. x"
"The decision to wear a hat for my daughter's wedding was very much last minute & with three weeks to go, I didn't think I would find one that I liked & felt confident wearing.
Thankfully Kristi came to my rescue! She spent time talking to me, patiently showing me different designs & demonstrating how to wear them which boosted my confidence.
We chose a style & agreed on the accessories that would be on it. However, even though we had done this, I was still bowled over when I saw the finished design.
The hat beautifully matched both my dress and jacket but what made it perfect were the vintage flowers which Kristi had meticulously hand-painted to match the flowers on my dress. They were stunning and tied my whole outfit together.
Thank you so much, Kristi, you went above & beyond to provide me with the perfect hat for my daughter's wedding"
"I had an amazing day yesterday and loved my gorgeous hat.
The hat was just perfect! It was so elegant.
Got some very nice comments by some of the guests."
"Kristi made my hat for our son’s wedding. I had no idea what I wanted.
I gave her my outfit, shoes and bag & she did the rest.
Lots of comments how stunning the hat was,
I felt really special wearing it."
"Working with Kristi was fantastic!
My daughter and I met with her for an initial consultation where she looked at our chosen outfits, considered our individual preferences, let us try on a number of her creations, encouraged us to send pictures of others we liked, and gave her professional advice regarding what to expect and what would work best.
We were able to stay in the loop via email and finally got to try on our race-day hats a couple weeks later!
Kristi followed up with us after we took them home to make sure we “practiced” wearing them before the big day and even remembered the exact day we would be wearing her works of art.
I would recommend Harrogate Hatter to ANYONE looking for that special something to complete the look."
Amie & Grace
"By the power of Facebook I found this lady.
I was attending Royal Ascot and wanted something a bit different.
I was blown away by the service.
I left my dress and shoes and nothing was too much trouble. Amazing hat highly recommend.
I can’t wait to be going somewhere else.."
"Kristi made a beautiful & unique fascinator for me for my friend's wedding.
With some excess material from my dress, she made a flower for the fascinator.
She also matched the colours of the net & feathers in it perfectly to the colours of my dress.
It was just the right style and everyone said it looked brilliant with my dress.
You couldn't buy one like it in the shops!"
"As mother of the bride I approached buying my wedding outfit with great trepidation.
After months of searching for the outfit, I went to Kristi for advice re hats.
She was amazing, putting me at ease and making really good suggestions. I took the dress, shoes and handbag for her to coordinate.
Her creation was a work of art, everyone commented on my fascinator on the day & when they saw the photos.
She managed to blend the colours and textures so well, it brought out just the right elements of my outfit.
Many friends have asked for her details & I am more than pleased to pass them on!
Kristi has an artistic flair & is an experienced professional, I will be back for the next wedding!"
"As the special occasion of great friends getting married approached, I knew I wanted an extra special touch and Kristi gave me just that.
I've never really been a hat wearer, but I do like an Alice band and so this seemed the way to go.
From my rather short notice request to receiving, with patience, my Pinterest screenshots and messages of what I liked the HARROGATE HATTER was a true professional, who clearly has creative vision and passion for what she does.
She brought out details from my dress to the headband which I hadn't even noticed.
It felt a true continuation of my dress and amazingly comfortable.
I highly recommend the HARROAGTE HATTER, you can really put your trust in Kristi to design and create something unique and special.
"I have had an amazing month, with two weddings and two fantastic hats!
I couldn’t have been happier with everything.
You are extremely easy to work with, and filled me full of confidence the whole way.
I will continue to extoll your virtues to all I meet.
Thank you so much for making my outfits come alive."
“I'm so pleased I asked Kristi to help me with a hat for a wedding.
She was full of great ideas and her eye for design was exceptional!
She kept me up to date with progress and I was so happy with the finished look.
I had lots of compliments on my hat when I wore it and I'd recommend her to anyone who is looking for a hat.
Thank you Kristi!”
"Your attention to detail is absolutely amazing!!!
You always make me feel stunning!
You are clearly passionate about your skills and creations, which in turn makes me want to work with you.
But on the flip side it makes me completely trust you to do your thing!"
"I was amazed by my beautiful creation you made me!
I got so many compliments on the day and it matched perfectly with my dress and bag!
I loved it so much!
It was so easy to wear; it fit perfect, not too heavy. I can put it on and put it in the right place!
I keep talking about it to everyone! I just love it!"
"I love my halo!!! It’s amazing, I am so excited to wear it!!!
Eeeek I am so happy I can leave it to you to get creative and be overwhelmed by the outcome!!
You really are an amazing milliner!"
"I have never had a hat made before so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect.
Kristi immediately put me at ease and came up with some amazing suggestions to match my dress.
When I actually collected my hat I was delighted.
It worked so well and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Will definitely go back again!"
"Aw thank you for your marvellous encouragement and limitless enthusiasm.
My hat felt great, many compliments too … I didn’t feel I could have done any better for me. Just right.
My hat tilted at most hugs, but that is good testimony of the many many hugs, & the hat quickly went back into place.
When I finally parted with my hat (to dance the night away) my hair was displayed in all its unfinished glory (haha) … I would have liked to keep the hat on!!
I am certainly a happy customer, & must thank you for your patience throughout the process!
Thank you again!! XXX"
"Over the years Kristi have has made me so many amazing creations.
It makes adding the final piece (the best part) to an outfit stress free and exciting!
I love everything Kristi has made me over the years and I can’t wait for the next occasion!
I have recommended her to so many people and I will continue to do so!"
"I was hoping for a bit more than 'off-the-shelf' ...something personal.
And it was def the WOW factor,
I couldn’t believe you did what you’ve done, with what I gave you & in the time frame.
I think the service was amazing & such a friendly service, with fantastic communication.
I was always very hesitant of wearing anything on my head and you’ve changed my thoughts.
Thanks for doing a marvellous job, lots of lovely comments!! X"