Welcome to the fascinating world of hats!

Since 2017, I have been creating my hat designs for ladies and gentlemen in the heart of the Salzkammergut region, following traditional craftsmanship but with a fresh and modern design. Every creation is individually designed and handmade.

In my collection, you will find handmade hats for men and women, casual caps, modernly interpreted headbands, hairbands, and floral wreaths suitable for traditional costumes and weddings. As a certified style and image consultant, I provide you with expert advice.

In the ServusTV LogoServusTV broadcast “Around the Traunsee” (in German) you can find out more about me and my work as a milliner.

I’m looking forward to welcoming you in my studio in the beautiful Salzkammergut!

your milliner,
Claudia Gams

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A review video of the impressions of London Craft Week. An absolutely impressive experience! An excerpt from an article in Read more
Premiere!!! One of my fascinators at Royal Ascot at the traditional horse race worn by Marie-Theres Riegler @look_toinspire Consultant for Read more
I will have an exclusive stand at London Craft Week this year. The Austrian Ambassador of the UK, Bernhard Wrabetz Read more
In the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) year 2024, the Hand.Werk.Haus Salzkammergut and its project partner Otelo are fully dedicated Read more

Hats, Caps & Turbans

All hats and headpieces are unique and handmade in my studio.

Do you like a piece? I would be happy to create a piece according to your individual ideas (e.g.: color or material)!

Current models can be found on Instagram DieHutmacherin.at and on Facebook The Hatdesigner or in my studio!

About the hatdesigner

Since 2017, milliner and hat maker Claudia Gams has been creating handmade hat designs for ladies and gentlemen in the Salzkammergut region. Her work blends traditional craftsmanship with fresh, modern designs.

Claudia’s boundless stylistic approach combines classic and folk-inspired models with new materials and colors, offering unique pieces like fascinators, headpieces, and headbands for various occasions.

As a trained style and image consultant, Claudia meets clients individually in her Lake Traunsee studio, at fairs, and exclusive exhibitions.
Please contact me!

Claudia Gams
PhD historian
Certified Style and Image Consultant
Passionate Milliner (Hat Maker)
Creative and Artistic

Interview and insights into my work as a milliner in a TV broadcast:
ServusTV Heimatleuchten “Around the Traunsee” (in German)

Instagram Logohttps://www.instagram.com/thehatdesigner