Standard Crowns

This is our extensive range of crown blocks including berets and perchers of various shapes and sizes. Most crown blocks are available in oval or circular forms and the ovals can be slim or broad. See choosing your blocks for a full explanation. All sizes are available, from child to large adult. Finger grip and stand holes are provided and are 25mm in diameter. All our blocks are hand finished and sealed and will have a long life if used and stored with the care that high quality timber products deserve. Helpful hints are included with all blocks.
If you’re new to millinery and are unsure which blocks to get staretd with, you might be interested in our ‘block bundles’.

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CB7 – Crown Block

£110.00

A classic round bowler, with a domed tip and vertical sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB7. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB6 – Crown Block

£107.00

The shallow domed tip and vertical straight sides offer many possibilities. Also available as a Multiblock tip, MB6. Oval or Circular.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB2 – Crown Block

£107.00


The oval version is a classic bowler with vertical straight sides and a slightly flattened domed tip. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB2.

Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB9 – Crown Block

£82.00

A simple and elegant classic design with a flat tip and vertical straight sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB9. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £68.33

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CB17 – Crown Block

£107.00

A fez style block with a shallow domed tip and sloping straight sides. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB23 – Crown Block

£107.00

A simple domed tip block with sloping straight sides, perfect for making hand shaped fedoras/trilbies. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £89.17

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CB148 Domed Crown Block

£110.00

Another domed crown Block.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB10 – Crown Block

£110.00

A 1940’s style higher crown with a gently domed and sloping tip and vertical straight sides. On the oval version, please say if you want the high point at the front or side. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB10. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB24 – Crown Block

£89.00

A fez style block with a flat tip and sloping straight sides. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £74.17

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CB193 Crown Block

£105.00

Another domed crown variation.

Ex VAT £87.50

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CB195 Crown Block

£105.00

Another domed crown variation

Ex VAT £87.50

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CB5 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£148.00

A classic pork pie with domed tip and straight vertical sides. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB5. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £123.33

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CB38 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£149.00

With its lowered domed tip, this version of the classic pork pie offers further possibilities to your collection. Also avalaible as a Multiblock tip, ref MB38. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £124.17

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CB100 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£159.00

A more graceful version of the pork pie, this time with a narrower rim and gently sloping sides. A full height crown so that you can block and trim to your desired height. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £132.50

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CB51 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£187.00

An elegant take on the pork pie design with a backwards sloping top, gently sloping sides and a pinched front. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £155.83

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CB18 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£149.00

With a square oval base, this is a delightful variation on the classic pork pie. Vertical straight sides and a gently domed tip.

Ex VAT £124.17

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My blocks are here and I am so in love with them I can hardly go home at the end of the day!  I’m working on a 40’s style slanted pillbox and couldn’t be happier!  Thank you SO very much for such a wonderful experience and such an exquisite product!  Hopefully I will be ordering a few men’s blocks soon!  Until then, take care, and thank you thank you thank you!

Fielden Willmott – USA

CB30 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£159.00

Another variation on the pork pie with perhaps a more feminine touch. Gently sloping sides leaving a smaller area for the rim and crown. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £132.50

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CB146 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a well defined valley and a rim that dips at the front and back centre to produce a very graceful line.

Ex VAT £100.83

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CB147 – Pork Pie Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a well defined valley and a rim that dips to it’s lowest point at the side creating a graceful sweep from one side to the other.

Ex VAT £100.83

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CB11 – Crown Block

£110.00

A version of the CB10 with a slightly pointed centre. On the oval version please say if you want the high point at the side or front. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB11. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB34 – Crown Block

£110.00

The raised tip provides a focus on this classic design. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB34. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB33 – Crown Block

£110.00

Overtones of the Norman helmet! Great possibilities for innovative designs. Circular only.

Ex VAT £91.67

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CB1 – Crown Block

£112.00


An assertive eye-catching design with gently sloping tip and lightly curved sides. An ever popular block.

Circular Only

Ex VAT £93.33

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CB49 – Crown Block

£113.00

The gently sloping sides and valley tip combine to offer elegance and simplicity on this variation of the trilby style crown. Oval or circular with the valley running front to back on the oval version.

Ex VAT £94.17

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CB40 – Crown Block

£113.00

The vertical sides and sloping curved tip combine to offer elegance and simplicity. Oval or circular. On the oval version please say if you want the high point at the side or front. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB40.

Ex VAT £94.17

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CB42 – Crown Block

£118.00

Being circular, the high point on this attractive design can be positioned at any point to compliment the shape of the brim. Circular only.

Ex VAT £98.33

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CB8 – Crown Block

£115.00

An elegant and sophisticated 1940’s style with a gently domed sloping tip. On the oval version please say if you want the high point at the side or front. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB8. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £95.83

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Order arrived all present and correct. They look beautiful – like works of art. Can’t wait to start my first hat. Jacquelyn Hagedorn, UK

CB48 – Crown Block

£110.00

Another 1940’s style without the sloping tip. Also available as a Multiblock tip, ref MB48. Oval or circular.

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CB112 – Trilby Block

£198.00£243.00

One of our most popular trilby crowns.

Ex VAT £165.00

 

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CB112A – Trilby/Fedora Block

£193.00

CB112A is simply a lower version of our very popular CB112 measuring only 100mm high. When blocking crown and brim separately the height of the crown block is not important because you can trim it after blocking to any height you like. However, if the crown is to be ‘blocked in one’ with a brim such as a BB71 then it must be the exact height that you need for the finished hat. Could be best as a percher style seeing as there is no dome in the centre of the valley for head room – another great variation to add to your range!

Ex VAT £160.83

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CB117 – Crown Block

£218.00

A trilby/fedora crown featuring a central dome this time. Again, it is made to the exact height for the finished hat enabling it to be used in conjunction with a screw on brim so that you can block in one. The crown is of course useable in its own right too and includes stand and finger holes as normal. You might want to consider a tipper for the valley and maybe one of our stainless steel egg irons to really get a great finish. See the Accessories page.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB141 – Trilby Crown Block

£218.00

A very shapely trilby/fedora crown block with long and deep dimples and a domed valley in the top. This block has been stained – do enquire if you’re interested in this for other blocks. We would recommend a tipper to go with this to help you shape the valley.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB158 Asymmetric Trilby

£218.00

Drawing on our years of experience making literally hundreds of trilby blocks we know the principles that make these shapes work, and can therefore choose to distort the shape by eye to give some stunning and eye catching results. Unlike our standard shapes which are carefully made to templates so that each one is the same, these ones will be unique and personal to you – no one will have one the same! You could suggest how distorted you might like it perhaps….

The chequered block was made by special request – contact us if you would like to know more.

Ex VAT £181.67 GBP (price is for plain wood version not the chequered version)

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CB165 Crown Block

£198.00

A trilby style block with elements of a western too. The shape would also work well cut down lower so that the hat could be worn as a percher.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB155 Trilby Block

£218.00

A new shape trilby with subtle valley and dimples. The valley features a very gentle dome in the centre.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB187 – Crown Block

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall – with a fairly wide pinch at the front and a well curved side profile.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB178 – Crown Block

£198.00

A taller trilby/fedora crown block – 124mm tall – with well sloping sides and a tighter pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB185 – Crown Block

£198.00

A lower trilby/fedora crown block – 103mm tall – with a broad pinch at the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB186 – Crown Block

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown block – 112mm tall.

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CB189 Crown Block

£189.00

A subtle trilby style crown block with a gentle valley and undefined dimples.

Ex VAT £157.50

 

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CB211 – Trilby/Fedora Crown Block

£198.00

A version of CB189 with more pronounced dimples this time.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB181 Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown with a gently sloped top front to back, a sharp valley and a slightly pinched front. Also available with a tipper to create a very neat valley. 97mm high.

Ex VAT £100.83

 

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CB216 Pork Pie Crown Block

£121.00

A pork pie crown block.

Ex Vat £100.83

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CB218 Pork Pie Crown Block

£135.00

A pork pie crown block with pinched front.

Ex Vat £112.50

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CB202 Crown Block

£198.00

A crown block for a mountie hat.

Ex Vat £165.00

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CB226 Crown Block

£198.00

A head sized version of the vintage small crown CB206.

Ex Vat £165

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CB228 Crown Block

£198.00

A Sculptured crown block.

Ex VAT £165.00

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Crown Extender Set

£75.00

Crown extenders allow you to increase the height of a shaped crown block such as trilbies/ fedoras & bowler. They are not intended as extensions that go in-between a crown and a brim but they simply screw onto the bottom of the crown and therefore increase its working height. They are used when blocking in one bother where the crown is pushed through the hole in the upturned brim and also where the crown is blocked flat on a work surface.

They come in a set of four thicknesses; 6mm (1/4″), 12mm (1/2″) 18mm (3/4″) and 25mm (1″) and are sized to match your crown block.

Ex VAT £62.50

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Crown Extenders

£15.00£21.00

Crown extenders allow you to increase the height of a shaped crown block such as trilbies/ fedoras & bowler. They are not intended as extensions that go in-between a crown and a brim but they simply screw onto the bottom of the crown and therefore increase its working height. They are used when blocking in one bother where the crown is pushed through the hole in the upturned brim and also where the crown is blocked flat on a work surface. Please note; these will not attach onto open crown blocks unless you order both together and specifically request this.

They come four thicknesses; 6mm (1/4″), 12mm (1/2″) 18mm (3/4″) and 25mm (1″) and are sized to match your crown block.

Ex VAT £62.50

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The above shaped crowns can all be blocked very easily using a tipper made especially for the block. Another great tool for shaping the dimples on blocks such as these is one of our stainless steel egg irons. See them both on the accessories page.

Tipper Stainless Steel Egg Iron

CB29 – Crown Block

£198.00

A western-style design with many possibilities. Can be paired with the brim BB37 for a traditional style.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB29A Crown Block

£198.00

Lower version of our western crown CB29.

Ex Vat £165.00

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CB144 – Homburg Crown Block

£198.00

A crown block for a classic homburg.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB138 – Optimo Block

£218.00

A classic optimo crown block.

Ex VAT £181.67

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CB102 – Crown Block

£150.00

A CB7 bowler in shape with a trilby style indent in the top. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £125.00

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CB35 – Crown Blocks

£180.00

A delightful variation on the trilby style.

Ex VAT £150.00

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CB35A Crown Block

£180.00

A lower version of our crown block CB35. Will work with any multiblock brim.

Ex Vat £150.00

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CB37 – Crown Block

£180.00

Again based on a trilby, this crisp design will look well on a variety of brims.

Ex VAT £150

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CB37A Crown Block

£180.00

Lower version of our crown CB37. Will work with any multiblock brim.

Ex Vat £150.00

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CB41 – Crown Block

£180.00

A delightful sculptured crown.

Ex VAT £150

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CB154 Crown Block

£198.00

A gracefully shaped crown block with a central valley extending down the front.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB192 Crown Block

£229.00

An interesting helmet style shape that will fit snugly against the back of the head covering the ears and coming down to the forehead. The felt can be turned in at the bottom and the front edge bound with the offcuts of felt from blocking.

Ex VAT £190.83

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CB170 Crown Block

£180.00

A sculptured crown block.

Ex VAT £150.00

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CB45A Crown Block

£100.00

This multiblock crown allows you to create our cloche block CB45 using an MBC brim (not included).

Ex Vat £83.33

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CB205 Crown Block

£198.00

A circular only crown block.

Ex Vat £165.00

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CB208 Crown Block

£189.00

A sculptured trilby-esque crown block

Ex Vat £157.50

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CB214 Crown Block

£198.00

A sculptured crown block.

Ex Vat £165

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CB227 Trilby Crown Block

£198.00

A trilby/fedora crown with well sloped sides and a narrower valley.

Ex Vat £165.00

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I just wanted to thank-you for all your help and efficiency. The blocks are beautiful. Arnavaz Lindsay, Australia

CB50 – Beret Block

£102.00

A beret block with a hollowed out underside to allow you to pin the fabric inside.

Ex VAT £85

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CB163 Beret Block

£135.00

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We love this block but it’s not quite what you expect until you take a look at the vintage photo that was the inspiration for this block. It can be made to any size but as in the photo, to make it perch well, we suggest 21″. At this size it measures 22cm x 25cm.

Ex VAT £112.50

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CB53 Beanie Block

£91.00

A one size beanie block similar to CB50 but only 180mm in diameter instead of being head sized. Circular.

Ex VAT £75.83

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CB119 – Small Beret Block

£159.00

A very elegant small shaped beret style block. This will fit neatly against the side of the head and features a rounded bottom edge and hollowed base.

Ex VAT £132.50

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CB150 Beret Block

£170.00

An elegantly shaped beret block with a pointed end worn down to the side. The hollowed base gives a very snug fit against the head. 185mm long

£141.67 Ex VAT

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CB153 Small Beret Block

£159.00

A small and slim shaped beret block that will sit snugly against the side of the head. The hollowed bottom allows the material to be folded and pinned inside to create a neat bottom edge.

Ex VAT £132.50

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CB203 – Perching Beret Block

£159.00

This is a version of our CB53 perching beret block but with more of a rounded shape at the high end.

Ex VAT £132.50

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CB212 Small Beret Block

£159.00

A perching beret block that tapers to a nice point and also features a hollowed base.

Ex Vat £132.50

CB173 Beret Block

£188.00

A one size beret block 230 x 198mm with a hollowed base.

Ex VAT £156.66

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CB180 Percher Beret Block

£170.00

A perching beret block 170mm x 150mm with a hollowed base.

Ex VAT £141.66

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CB175 Beret Block

£176.00

A one size shaped beret block 208mm x 196mm with a hollowed base.

Ex VAT £146.66

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CB136 – Beret Block

£198.00

An asymmetrical, one size, shaped, beret block. This will fit neatly against the head and features a rounded and hollow bottom.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB157 Pill Box Block

£119.00

A shaped pill box block with a pear drop shaped outline.

Ex VAT £99.17

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CB137 – Crown Block

£182.00

A circular crown block which means it can be placed any way round on the head.

Ex VAT £151.67

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CB140 – Crown Block

£182.00

A circular crown block which means that you can place it any way round on the head. Remember, circular doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t fit the head well, when used with an oval brim, the blocked crown will very easily shape itself to fit. likewise if it was used alone without a brim, the bottom of the blocked crown will simply conform to the head.

Ex VAT £151.67

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CB133 – Crown Block

£198.00

A full size head fitting version of our popular fascinator block FB11.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB132 – Peak Cap Block

£235.00

Peaked cap – solid block. Once blocked, the peak is stiched together to close the gap. Works very well to make an felt cap.

Ex VAT £195.83

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CB166 – Cap Block

£235.00

A block for making a felt ‘flat cap’. Fully hollowed base. Men’s flat caps are often worn bigger in size than the wearers’ head because the back tends to come down lower than the usual hat fitting area and the front sits higher – 1/2″ bigger is a good guide. Pictured is one I made earlier…

Ex VAT £195.83

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CB204 – Cap Block

£215.00

A version of CB166 without the crease at the front. Fully hollowed base included.

Ex VAT £179.17

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CB142 – Crown Block

£144.00

A block that may not look very special on its own, but when seen as a hat in the vintage photograph opposite it really comes to life. Made with a completely hollowed ‘brim’ that goes right up to the ‘crown’.

Ex VAT £120.00

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CB143 – Crown Block

£185.00

A stunning one piece block with a fully hollowed base to allow a double sided brim to be blocked. Inspired by the wonderful vintage photograph opposite.

Ex VAT £154.17

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CB145 – Crown Block

£229.00

A beautiful one-size sculptured crown block that sits on the head rather than being head fitting. A fully hollowed base allows the felt to be pinned right inside. Based on an original vintage hat.

Ex VAT £190.83

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CB149 – Crown Block

£215.00

A very attractive one-piece crown block with an integral brim. The hollow area of the brim is easily formed with a special blocking spring included in the price. The base is also fully hollowed to allow the felt to pinned inside and create a neat bottom edge.

Ex VAT £179.17

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CB152 – Crown Block

£198.00

A one size crown block with fully hollowed base.

Ex VAT £165.00

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CB36 – Crown Block

£140.00

Create a stunning design with a larger than head-size crown with an inner skullcap, together with a large turned down brim. The block is slightly tapered to make removal off the blocked crown easier. Oval or circular.

Ex VAT £116.67

CB103 – Crown Block

£250.00

A very pretty one-size block with a sculptured feature in the top .The style of this hat could easily be varied depending on how you cut the blocked fabric. The length down the side is 115mm and the diameter at the bottom is 340mm.

Ex VAT £208.33

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CB107 – Crown Block

£215.00

A very stylish peaked cap with a domed top. The base of the block is hollowed to allow that nice neat edge to be formed. Circular only.

Ex VAT £179.17

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CB159 Crown Block

£231.00

A variation on our popular CB107. Hollowed base as standard.

Ex VAT £192.50

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CB108 – Crown Block

£210.00

The same as CB107 above but with the top left square. Also with a hollowed base. Circular only.

Ex VAT £175.00

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CB196 Fascinator Block

£158.00

A well rounded percher with a pointed end (head block not included).

Ex VAT £131.67

CB197 Fascinator Block

£90.00

A cute squared percher (head block not included).

Ex VAT £75.00

CB198 – Fascinator Block

£190.00

A well shaped beret style block with a thin pointed end and a high peak at the top.

Ex VAT £158.33

CB200 – Pill Box Block

£134.00

A pill box block with gracefully flared sides and sloping front and back. It has a domed top and hollowed base. It can be made to any head size but to perch we suggest 21″.

Ex VAT £111.67

CB199 – Percher Block

£170.00

A pointy percher with a dished top and a hollowed base. 185mm long x 165mm wide.

Ex VAT £141.67

CB201 – Pill Box/Percher Block

£229.00

A simply stunning shape  – the pictures say it all. Design based on an original vintage block. 185mm long x 170mm wide.

Ex Vat £190.83

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CB213 Small Pork Pie Block

£110.00

A perching pork pie fascinator block with a hollow base.

Ex Vat £91.67

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