The World's Best Santa Hats are Made in USA!

Press Release, 11/2016  Christmas 2016 is the seventh on-line shopping season for HoHo Hats, a Florida-based designer and manufacturer specializing in high-end Christmas hats and accessories.The luxurious lamb fur HoHo Christmas hat is the best seller.  A HoHo hat is a standout among holiday hats.  The hat's most unique feature is reversibility.  Each hat is hand-sewn of the finest fabrics, genuine Australian shearling lamb and Swarovski crystal.Customers become collectors, often buying in multiples, choosing hats to accessorize holiday outfits, and hats for very special gifts.The traditional red velvet Santa is the best-seller, but an array of unique colors attracts the non-conformist as well.  Santa hats in black, ivory and jewel hued velvets are gaining fans around the world.  Custom-made hats in a broad range of fabrics, fur, trims and sizes are available in the Design-A-HoHo shop of the website.HoHo Hats are unisex.  All products are made in the USA.   Domestic shipping is fast and free.Wearing a HoHo hat is guaranteed to set the wearer apart as a true believer who values the merry spirit of the season!   

How to Reverse and Refresh Your Hat

  Give that hat a little love and it will look great year after year.  If you own a HoHo Hat you know you’ve got the best Santa hat on the planet, it’s made of genuine shearling lamb, fine fabics, and it’s reversible! So let’s talk about how to keep your hat looking perfect and how to reverse it for two beautiful looks. REFRESH YOUR HAT1.  Brush out the lambs' wool. Wool and fur react to humidity, heat and cold and handling naturally by curling, clumping or matting.  It’s very easy to fluff and freshen your hat to look like new! Gently brush through the wool with a wire pet brush or even a bristle hair brush.  You’ll be amazed at how this restores the beauty of your hat.  Just be careful not to snag the brocade fabric when brushing out the band.  2.  Steam out any wrinkles.Hold the hat close, not touching, a steam iron and shoot some steam at any wrinkled spot on the velvet or silk.  The wrinkles will fall out.Let the hat cool flat a few minutes.  It’s best not to press your hat directly with a hot iron or you may make more creases – but they can be steamed out too.3.  Spot cleaningIf you get makeup on the leather band it can be minimized or even removed by rubbing a cotton ball dampened with rubbing alcohol on the spot.  For spots on the velvet or lining fabrics, use a damp cloth and gently clean the spot. Steam after to refresh.Your hat can be dry cleaned but don’t launder it. Water will make the leather band stiff and the wool fur very tight and curled.  HOW TO REVERSE YOUR HAT  Your hat has a “Santa” side and a fun patterned “PomPom” look.  Here’s how to wear each.1.  Santa look, velvet side outTake off the fur loop and store it.  You don’t need it for this look.  Shake the silky lining down into the hat and push the snowflake or jingle bell into the hat point for a smooth lining.  Now you’re ready to say hoho ho!   2. PomPom look, patterned side outRoll the velvet over the fur ball and down into the silk crown.Put on the fur loop.   Then try on the hat  and adjust the loop down to pouf the crown as you like it. Now your Swarovski crystal snowflake or jingle bell get a chance to show their stuff!            Treat your hat as a holiday heirloom and it will last for many years!  Santa never goes out of style.  Your HoHo Hat is sure to keep your spirits merry and bright!     

Our Red Velvet Guide

We offer many shades of red in our Christmas products.  Each velvet is uniquely beautiful, but the very nature of velvet makes it challenging to photograph and even more difficult to capture the exact color.  So here we'll guide you from light to dark, through our range of reds.All these red velvets are available as Design Your HoHo Hat selections.  Santa Red, used in our classic Santa hat, is a scarlet, bright red.  This is our lightest, brightest red. Christmas Red is new for 2015.  It's offered in the Design A HoHoHat selections.  Christmas red is a deeper red with rose tones.  This shade pairs especially well with pinks, wines,  greys and blues. Ruby Red is used in our Vixen hat.  It's an amazing, light reflecting crushed velvet with a deep green cross weave.  It's quite rare and made in England. Wine Red is used in our Rudolph hat.  It's second to the Santa red in popularity.  The shade is a very rich, old world color deep red velvet. Burgundy Red is our deepest red shade.  Available in the Design A HoHo Hat selections. It is a very deep, dark black cherry red. 

In the workshop

When you work with traditional, much loved things like Santa hats and Christmas stockings, it's a fun challenge to make them look fresh and new. Here are some early shots of 2 versions of Christmas stockings.  One glamorous and sparkly, the other alpine and charming!