Monday, February 25, 2019

hanna hats

located in Donegal Town.


Hanna Hats of Donegal Ltd is a world famous maker of indigenous Irish tweed hats and caps as well as other items of fine tweed, linen and wax apparel. Visitors are invited to their factory and shop which are located in Donegal town, County Donegal.

Growing out of a bespoke tailoring firm started in Donegal town by the late David Hanna in 1924, Hanna Hats has more recently expanded into ladies bags, scarves and the famous Donegal patchwork quilt. Their hats and caps are used for all occasions from fishing, golfing, walking and skiing.

Hanna Hats of Donegal are unique as all of their styles are cut to patterns designed by Hanna Hats and assembled by hand at their factory in Donegal town. They use the finest Donegal tweed (pure new wool) woven exclusively for them.

The very first 'Hanna' hat was created in 1964 and it took four and a half hours to complete. It was called the 'Hanna Hat' and given the style number '84'. One only has to pick up a 'Hanna' hat or cap to see that the quality tailored look has been retained completely.

Their full range of hats and caps are naturally moisture repellent and guaranteed to keep you dry and warm in all kinds of weather. Their hats and caps are available in all sizes.

Visitors are invited to the factory shop. Items can also be purchased online via the website.
Info courtesy of Hanna Hats

You can see the process on how they make the Hanna Hats HERE

27 comments:

  1. Hello,
    The hats sound really nice. I wonder if the first Hanna Hat from 1964 is still around. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  2. As cap and hat lover (owning more then a few including tweed ones) I can only appreciate this post but must admit that I have never before heard about Hanna Hats.

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  3. What a wonderful story. It's good to see family firms still going strong.

    God bless.

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  4. Interesting history behind the Hanna Hats. I am hoping you have some photos of the interior to post.

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  5. I would like to have a hanna hat, especially this morning since I will have to shovel the driveway clean after a vicious snow storm overnight. I have seen the term "bespoke tailor" before but I have no idea what it means. Perhaps you can enlighten me.

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    1. Bespoke clothing is traditionally cut from a pattern drafted from scratch for the customer, and so differs from ready-to-wear, which is factory made in finished condition and standardised sizes, and from made to measure, which is produced to order from an adjusted block pattern.

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  6. Small family businesses are usually much better quality items.
    Very interesting post. Thank you Bill~

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  7. Hi Bill.

    Very nice Bill that this old craft is still being used.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  8. A Hanna hat would be the perfect golf hat for P 😉

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  9. I love those handbags. If I was visiting there, I'd be tempted to take one home with me.

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  10. exciting product... thank you to let me know about this business.
    have a great day

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  11. How very interesting about the history of the hats. My late father always wore a hat. These sound like wonderful quality. Have a lovely day.

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  12. Neat! We don't have an shops like that in my area, at least that I know of.

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  13. It's nice to hear about companies like that, Bill!

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  14. I haven't seen a hat shop in years. That's interesting.

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  15. Thanks so much for giving us the history and information …
    I liked your photograph.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Beautiful frame and interesting information.

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  17. I have a Hanna hat, a beautiful tweed billed golf style hat. I hadn't bought one in Ireland and regretted it. I picked this one up in an Irish shop in Victoria, B.C.

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  18. That's fine notes on Hanna Hats! Sounds cool hats company and nice click

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