Clean, block, trim and make minor repairs to the hats.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hatters do?

Cleans, blocks, trims, and makes minor repairs to hats: Cuts threads to remove linings, sweatbands, hatbands and ornaments prior to cleaning. Immerses hat in solvent and rubs hat with sponge and brush to remove soil particles and stain. Tends extractor to remove moisture from hats. Shapes hat, using hat block, size ring, hat stretcher, turn-lathe, hat ironing machine and brim pressing machine. Rubs hat with pad to obtain finished appearance. Replaces linings, sweatbands, hatbands and ornaments, using needle and thread.

Should I be a Hatter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Harvester

    How to become a Hatter

    Hatters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hatter-related education!
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