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Hat Block No 112

Round shaped beret with grooves running across, creating a turban look. The cost of hire for one week is £10 and for two weeks £20. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block. 0
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Hat Block No.111

The cost of hire for one week is £10 and for two weeks £18. Security deposit is £60 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No. 110

The cost of hire for one week is £8 and for two weeks £15. Security deposit is £60 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.109

This crown has a circumference of 55.5cm or 22.5inches. The hight is about 7.5cm or 3inches. The cost of hire for one week is £6 and for two weeks £10. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.108

This crown is 10cm high or 4inches and the circumference is 55cm or 21.75 inches. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.107

The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £60 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.106

This pillbox shape hatblock has a circumference of 56.5cm or 22.2inches. The block is about 10cm high or 4inches. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.105

A small trilby shaped crown hatblock with a circumference of 55.5cm or 21.9inches. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £60 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.104

This cloche shaped hatblock has a circumference of 20.5 inches or 52 cm, which can easily be stretched. The block has two groves at the front of the block. The small brim is about 2 inches deep or just under 5 cm. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks [...]
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Hat Block No.103

This vintage hatblock has a circumference of 23.5 inches or 59.8 cm. The cost of hire for one week is £6 and for two weeks £10. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.102

This unusual shaped hatblock has a circumference of 55cm or 21.6 inches. The cost of hire for one week is £15 and for two weeks £25. Security deposit is £70 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.101

Classic shaped crown block in size 22.2 inches or 56.5cm. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hat Block No.100

This cap shaped beret has three dents at the front of the block. The inner circumference is 55cm or 21.5 inches. The front brim is 6cm deep and 21cm long. The cost of hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the block.
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Hatblock Residential

If you wish to try out some of the blocks in my studio, you can choose to book a residential stay either for a day or holiday. Weekend packages are also available. My studio is within walking distance of Ingatestone Railway station which is about 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street station. Please choose from [...]
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Hat block No.65

This Bowler is an original block from Germany, and is less curvy than my other bowler blocks to hire. The inner circumference is 56cm or 22inches. The cost for hire is £8 for one week and £15 for two weeks. Security is £70.
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Hat Block No. 64

This is one of my largest bowler hats, through the inner circumference is 56cm or 22inches, but this can easily be stretched. The hat feels bigger than a standard bowler hat as it is quite tall, 13cm or 5inches. It is nicely curved, on one side the deepest curve is 5cm or 2inches – you [...]
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Hat block No.63

This block was especially commissioned to create a 1960s Pierre Cardin look, you can see an example of this hat on my site, www.martinabohn.com under the Tina Miguel shoot. The inner circumference of this block is small, just 49cm or 19,5 inches but because of its wide round shape, it can be stretched very widely [...]
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Hat Block No. 61

This block has a 56cm or 22inches head circumference. The height of the shape is about 10cm or 4inches. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £50.
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Large crown, No 60

One of my largest crown, the circumference is 59 m or 23.20 inches. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £60.
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Beret, No 59

This beret has two deep grooves and creates a slightly sloped, tilted beret look. The inner circumference is 54,5 cm or 21,5 inches. The cost to hire this block is £7 for one week, £12 for two weeks, with a £50 security deposit.
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Hat block No. 58

This block has a curved dimple on one side and curves upwards, the highest point of the slope is 7cm or 3inches deep. The slope curves across over half of the shape, which is an original block from Rico. The circumference is 57cm or 22.50inches. The cost for hire is £9 for one week and [...]
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Brim, No 57

This round brim has a 23 inches circumference or 58,50cm. At the back it is 2cm deep, or less than 1 inches and at the front it is 4cm deep or 1,50 inches. On one side the brim is curved upwards, before it comes round again at the back. Available to hire. The cost of [...]
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Hat Block No.56

This block is great for creating hats in the 1950s style. Please note that this block is very heavy due to the wood used for this block and is therefore expensive to post should this be required. The inner circumference of this block is 50cm or about 20 inches, however, once its blocked, it can [...]
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Hat Block No.54

This large flat brim has a 23inches circumference or 58,50cm. At the back it is 6cm deep, or 2,5inches and at the front it is 5cm deep or 2inches. The cost of the hire is £7 for one week and for two weeks is £12. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe receipt of the [...]
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Hat Block No. 53

This block is great for creating hats in the 1950s style. Please note that this block is very heavy due to the wood used for this block and is therefore expensive to post should this be required. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £50.
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Hat Block No.52

This block is great for creating theatrical costumes, creating a vintage bonnet style hat. The inside circumference of this block is small, 46 cm or 18 inches, but the bonnet should be worn at the back of the hat. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is [...]
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Hat Block No.51

This beret is a great vintage block with some grooves. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £50.
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Hat Block No.50

This cap is a five piece hat block making it easy to take the material off after blocking. The cost for hire is £6 for one week and £10 for two weeks. Security is £60.
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Hat Block No.49

Trilby No 49 This Trilby style crown is 22 inches big and will give you a great classic shape. This trilby has a deeper and larger groove than trilby No 4. The cost of hire for one week is £8 and for two weeks £15. Security deposit is £50 refunded upon safe return of the [...]
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Hat Block No.48

This pillbox shaped block can either be used on its own or combined with a brim shape to create an interesting crown. The front of the pillbox has a sharp edge whilst the back has a round shape, ensuring a flattering fit. The cost of the hire is £10 for one week and for two [...]
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Hat Block No. 47

This block is great for creating theatrical costumes. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £60.
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Beret No 46

This beret is a great vintage block with lots of grooves. The cost for hire is £7 for one week and £12 for two weeks. Security is £50.
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Hat Block No.45

A classic trilby shape with deep groove in the middle. The size is about 22.5 inches. The cost for hire for one week is £6 and for two weeks £10. Security deposit is £50.
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Dimple beret No.44

A dramatic beret shape with deep dimples. Please note that a piece of the beret is missing, so this might affect your blocking slightly. The size is about 22.5 inches. I have used this block to create the grey bill beret on my site, www.martinabohn.com   The cost for hire for one week is £6 [...]
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Military style No.43

This block is made from wood chip. It creates a dramatic military style hat.   The cost for hire for one week is £7 and for two weeks £12. Security deposit is £50.
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Hat Block No. 42

Slightly dome shape crown block, I call it the Shakespeare shape as it reminds me of hats worn by Shakespeare characters. The cost for hire for one week is £6 and for two weeks £10. Security deposit is £40.
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Crown No 41

Standard round crown, measuring 22.5 inches or 57cm.   The cost for hire for one week is £6 and for two weeks £10. Security deposit is £40.
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Simple crown No. 31

This simple little crown hat block is perfect for creating small hats.  The block can either be used to create a very flat crown with a large brim, or can sit on its own if fitted for instance with an elastic band.  The crown is slightly sloped, the highest point in the middle of the [...]
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Hat Block No.30

This beret is a simple classic shape, its sloped, the highest point taken from the middle of the block measures 7cm or just under 3inches.  The beauty of this block comes from the curved side, providing a deep fit for the hat.  At the deepest point from the inside of the brim the block measures [...]
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Hat Block No.29

This block has a similar shape to a classic western ‘lumberjack’ hat. The cost for hire is £6 for one week and £10 for two weeks. Security is £40.
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Hat Block No.28

This Bowler is an original French bowler block, the inner circumference is 56cm or 22inches. I have used this block a number of times in my collection, which you can see on display at www.martinabohn.com The cost for hire is £8 for one week and £15 for two weeks. Security is £70.  
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Hat Block No 11

This beret has a number of indents on the side to give it an interesting geometric shape.   The beret is a 23 inches in size but can easily stretch to fit a 24 inches circumference head.   It has a beautiful rim on the inside as shown in the second picture. The cost of hire is [...]
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