Millinery: Turning heads with its fascinating style, FB50 hatblock becomes December 2019 block of the month on How2hats

FB50 hatblock is the block of the month(December 2019) on How2hats.

Read the press release.


Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the versatile saucer block FB50. Here we have two stunning examples which show how each milliner has used the block differently to great effect! The red hat is by La Plus Belle! and the ivory hat on the right is by Aoife Kirwan Millinery.
MAKING TIPS: The block comes with a string groove to help make blocking easier but don’t be put off by the fairly large hollow area. To help with this you’ll need some strips of cotton sheet (or any natural material that absorbs water). Once the sinamay is blocked, these can be wetted and stretched across the hollow area to push it down – hold them in place with some pins around the circumference the block. As long as the material is natural (i.e not nylon etc) then as it dries it will shrink back to its former size and thus pull tighter against the block. The result will be a nice even hollow that really gives the elegance to this design.
To see the block and yet another variation of a hat blocked on this shape click on this link.
For the month of December you can enjoy 15% off the price, making this block just £154.70 if you live in the UK or inside the European Union or only £128.92 if you live elsewhere in the world.
To take us up on this fab offer, call Owen or Jen today on +44 (0)1380 859756 or hit reply and send an email to and we can get yours on the workbench for you.