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Brookes Boswell founded her eponymous line of hats in 2012 after an apprenticeship with one of New York City’s milliners. A background in architectural design, fine art and textiles give Brookes a keen eye for precision, a love of fine materials and an appreciation for the construction techniques used in the trade. The Brookes Boswell studio produces hats and accessories that mix functional detailing with a classic aesthetic. Meticulously crafted and individually constructed, every hat is hand blocked and made-to-order with attention to detail and only the highest quality materials.


Ordering a hat from our website starts with a head measurement. Using a flexible tape measure, wrap it around your head where a hat would sit, hitting the middle of your forehead, 1/4” above the ears and the bump on the back of your skull. The tape measure should be snug, but not too tight. The hats are made to fit the head size listed, they should fit snugly so as not to blow off in the wind, but not so tight that they leave a mark on your skin. If your head is between sizes, just reply to your order confirmation with the details and we’ll accommodate your custom size. If you’d prefer to make an appointment and visit our Portland studio, please email 


Each hat takes approximately 2-3 weeks to complete before shipment. We offer free shipping for all US orders over $100 via USPS ground. International customers pay for USPS first class shipping that does not include tracking. For International Priority shipping, please email the studio. Customers are responsible for shipping charges for all exchanges.

All products are made-to-order therefore, please measure your head twice and ask questions before placing your order. We're happy to provide assistance with purchases and have material swatches available. Please notify the studio as soon as possible if you receive your order not to your expectations. We are happy to work with you to make sure you are completely happy with your purchase. We offer exchanges or store credit for any customer who finds that their hat doesn't suit them, but unfortunately we can't accept returns.


Write to us a with questions and inquiries or stop by our retail shop during open hours. 

Contact for sales and press inquiries. 

Shop Boswell // 729 SE Morrison Street in Portland, Oregon