How to hire

Milliners. Hire hat blocks with minimal costs

If you would like to hire a hat block for one week or more, and you are based in the UK please contact Martina Bohn.

Cost and deposit

The cost of hire per hat block for one week or two weeks is generally between £6 to £20.  I require a security deposit which varies between £40 to £80 depending on the value of the hat block.  The security deposit is payable upon exchange and is returned upon safe receipt of the block. Please pay both deposit and hire fee in cash unless otherwise agreed. Any damage caused to the block whilst on loan is the responsibility of the hirer.  If there are any fragile parts on the block, I point these out at the point of exchange.  Although some of the blocks on hire are many years old, they are in good condition and are easy to use.

Collection and delivery

If you are based in or around London, I prefer to arrange to meet at a convenient place (for instance any of the mainland stations), and at a time convenient for both of us.  Meeting ensures that the block and deposit is safely exchanged. If this is not convenient for either of us, I am happy to send the block by post upon receipt of the security deposit.  Please note that the postal charges and any paypal charges (waived by bank transfers) are an additional cost for the hire. If the block requires a security deposit of £50 or less, I am happy to send the block by second class to be signed for. For any more expensive blocks, I might require to post them through a more expensive courier to guarantee insurance.

Hat examples

Hats created using many of the hat blocks for hire can be seen on my hat design shop website at

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