Fascinator Fun Package

£45 pp for 2.5 hours

with a complimentary glass of bubbly

Whether you're naturally crafty, or don’t have a creative bone in your body, our fabulous team will guide you through the steps to making your own bespoke headpiece. You’ll be amazed at what you can create. Minimum booking size of eight.

You will:

  • Learn about the materials you'll be using to make your fascinator
  • Design and construct your own fascinator in easily explained stages
  • Apply your feathers, choosing from a variety of colours
  • Take your headwear home in a pretty pink paper bag wrapped in tissue paper

Deluxe Package

£58 pp for 3 hours

with complimentary bubbly and canapes

In addition to the Fascinator Fun package, you’ll learn 2 extra fascinator making techniques, and be able to choose from a deluxe range of feathers and trimmings, making your finished headwear extra special. Minimum booking size of eight.

You will:

  • Learn about the materials you'll be using to make your fascinator
  • Design and construct your own fascinator in easily explained stages
  • Learn 2 extra fascinator making techniques to make your design extra special
  • Apply your feathers choosing from a deluxe range in a large variety of colours
  • Add exquisite embelishments and/or veilings
  • Take your headwear home in a traditional hat box and wrapped in tissue paper

If your party is smaller than eight, or you have any other special requirements, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


We will come to you!

We're mobile!

That’s right, our workshops are totally mobile! Whether you're hosting at home, in an office, or have hired a venue or hen house. We’ll bring everything with us - all you’ll need is enough chairs and table space to work at, and your creative minds and nimble fingers! And we won't charge you any extra to travel up to 25 miles out of central London.

Our East London Location

Buzz bar

'Buzz Bar' is a lovely bright office space in Hoxton Street, very close to all the exciting East London nightlife and trendy daytime shops and markets. It’s just a 15 minute walk from Old Street tube or Liverpool Street station and 5 minute walk from Hoxton overground station. This venue will accommodate up to 15 people. Visit location

Our NW London Location

the grafton

'The Grafton' is a traditional yet trendy pub in Kentish Town, with 2 lovely function rooms, which are perfect for your workshop. It's only a 7 minute walk from Kentish Town tube and Rail Station and 1 minute from Kentish Town West Overground Station. This venue can accommodate up to 30 people. Visit location and/or website  

We can find you a venue!

If you are in a certain area but don’t have the space for us to come to you, we can find a suitable venue close to where you are staying to host your party. Just give us a call and we can chat through your requirements.

Coming soon . . .

We are currently on the hunt for new permanent venues, so watch this space to find out if we'll be setting up shop near you! Or, if you are a venue and think our workshops would work well in your space, we'd love to have a chat.


About Us

The Fascinating Hat was launched by film, TV and theatre prop designer and milliner, Cassie Smith in 2010.

 Cassie discovered that lots of like minded people also wanted to learn the skill of making bespoke hats and fascinators for weddings and the races. Parties and workshops soon became the perfect way to share her passion, and The Fascinating Hat was born.

We now have a team of wonderfully creative milliners who are eager to teach you how to make beautiful headpieces of your own, whether for fun or to learn a new craft. 

About Millinery

Millinery is the diverse art form of hat making that has evolved over the years to encompass headpieces that are protective, decorative, stylish, empowering and show status, that we have all come to know and admire, especially on Royalty including The Queen and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and celebrities from stage and screen, from Audrey Hepburn to Lady Gaga.

They come in every kind of material imaginable, more commonly nowadays in felt, straw and sinamay, and in a million shapes and forms, and decorated with anything from feathers, beads and diamante, to recycled materials and even taxidermy (although we try to avoid this!). The materials sculptural qualities allow your imagination to run wild, and create anything your heart desires to be paraded proudly on your head! This is why we love millinery.




Cassie - founder

Lover of all things crafty, Cassie is a prop designer working for TV, film and theatre as well as a talented and creative milliner. You will find her leading as many parties and workshops as possible with a passion for sharing her expert knowledge.  



Also with a background in design and making, Anna joined Cassie from the start. Like lightening on the sewing machine, Anna will help you design the fascinator you truly desire! It's in Anna's blood to design, make, create and share.


Simone began her time with The Fascinating Hat as a model, and loved the headwear so much she decided to learn the craft herself. With a natural flair for design Simone is hands-on to guide your inner milliner.


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