Handmade millinery, hats and head pieces, created in Christchurch New Zealand


Coming Events:
September 12th 2021
Better Together Wedding Fair
Ilam Homestead


Coming Events:
November 8-13 2021
Canterbury Cup & Show Week
Tuesday 9th
NZ Trotting Cup Day - Addington

Saturday 13th
NZ Cup  Meeting - Riccarton Park


Creating hats for all occasions including races, weddings and cocktail events.  Each piece created is an original design, so you will never have to worry about someone else having the same hat at the same event!    

Every piece of millinery by Willmott-Dalton Design is made by hand, the traditional way, with needle and thread and hand blocked on wooden hat blocks.  Millinery materials are sourced world wide.

We offer a bespoke service for your one-off individual pieces, designed to your requirments (a perfect option for bridal headwear) as well as a hire service.  We are more than happy to work with designers and dress makers to co-ordinate a hat or head piece to suit a client's outfit.


For those people with many events to attend, hiring a hat is an economical way to have a different hat for each event.  The Hire Gallery has over 60 pieces to choose from.  This selection is added to regularly.  If you can not find what you are looking for, get in touch as there are often pieces not on the website which may be just what you are after.

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