O'Lover Hats produces finely crafted hats and radical head ornaments.  With styles and trims that bend eras in time with the masculine and feminine, hat maker, owner Elwyn Crawford playfully calls them "agents of transformation".

Featured Collection

Our Fall collection is made from beautiful American and Czech Republic fur felts that are warm, cozy and durable.  These styles can be dressed up or dressed down to complete any outfit.  Everyday modern hats for the creative minority.


Au Revoir O'Lover

May 01, 2014

It has been a wonderful 8 years with O'Lover Hats, during which I was able to bring my creativity successfully into the realm of business. At this time, I am closing O'Lover Hats to pursue a new way of life. It feels like I have learned what I needed from running my own small business. Thank you to everyone who bought hats and contributed to the growth of this project over the years. It's been an awesome experience, and a lot of fun.   O'Lover Hats is no longer at the store on Grant Avenue, however, Metis Makers is thriving and going strong without us. We will be taking down this website in September, and I intend to launch a... Continue Reading →

Finalizing Our New Website

December 10, 2013

We've been working hard, putting the finishing touches on the new website. Our e-commerce platform choice is proving to be great.  Big thanks to Shopify for working out so many kinks and making it easy for us to do what we do best, making beautiful hats.     Thank you to Michael Charles Brown and Roxie Shohadaee for helping with the graphics and IT! and to all the folks who continue to inspire and contribute along the way. Continue Reading →

Eco-preneurs Can Change the World: Think Global Hat Local

June 06, 2013

O'Lover Hats is raising money through the crowd funding platform Indiegogo and we need your support. Back this project to contribute to the belief that making local, high quality products is good for healthy economies and thriving communities. Through this campaign, O'Lover Hats will expand to comprise Oakland's ONLY hatter's workshop, with an apprenticeship program, and plans for global hat distribution. Think Global, Hat Local We are creating a sustainable hat company; one that makes super stylish headwear; one that upholds the artisan practice of our trade while bringing it into the 21st century. Our workshop will have a training program to support the continuation of the art of hand crafting hats.  Apprentices will be versed in traditional techniques and... Continue Reading →