The theme of the 2016 HATalk Hat Making Competition was ‘Connections

Hat makers were challenged to create an original hat or headpiece using the concept of ‘Connections’ as the starting point for their design. There were no restrictions on the materials or techniques that could be used.

The judging panel included Georgina Abbott of Atelier Millinery, Denise Innes-Spencer of The British School of Millinery and myself, HATalk Editor Becky Weaver.


1st Place: Anne Belyaeva (Australia)

Prize: 1-week Residential Millinery Workshop at Chateau Dumas in France.

2nd Place: Catharine Carlsson (Sweden)

Prize: £250 voucher for Guy Morse-Brown Hat Blocks

  3rd Place: Hazel Edwards (UK)

Prize: £150 voucher from The Trimming Company

4th Place: Stine Rudi Standal (Norway)

Prize: £25 voucher from How2hats and 1-year HATalk Subscription

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HATalk Issue 140 (November 2017). Cover hat by Veronica Marucci.