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 2013 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.


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 all the brilliant 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 05, 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 →

Transgressing Couture: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

May 06, 2012

The fashionable world of Jean Paul Gaultier, currently exhibited at the deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park, is bold and innovative, and illuminates the juxtapositions of fashion and social critique that propelled a haute revolution.   Intermingling intricate details on garments with light, media and motion effects, this must-see showcase includes his contemporary works ranging from the mid-1970s through to 2010. Gaining notoriety through the iconic cone-shaped bra for Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour, as well as his famous call for men to wear skirts and kilts, Gaultier's ouvre is filled with outrageously fashioned characters in which feminine attributes are re-imagined, gender roles shift and bend, beauty regenerates its veneer and cultural enclaves intermingle in unlikely ways. Known as the “enfant terrible”... Continue Reading →