Hat and Headpiece Making with Top British Hat Designer, Yvette Jelfs

Make a felt fedora with a ribbon band and bow or a feathered headpiece, perfect for Cheltenham.

Yvette Jelfs has established herself as one of the top British hat designers making bespoke hats for Royal families, celebrities and private clients; as well as working with some of the best international designers and fashion houses.

Mentored by master hat-makers Fredrick Fox and Graham Smith in the 1980s, Yvette founded her business in Luton, the millinery capital of the UK. She designs and creates bespoke and couture hats for private clients as well as producing hats for exclusive boutiques and wholesalers. Present at all the major equestrian events, from Royal Ascot to Longines Global show jumping, she has been a BBC fashion correspondent and more recently an interlocutor between Chinese Cultural ministers and the UK textiles industry.

Each course runs from 11 am to 4 pm with time in-between for a lunch at The Tack Room (please book in advance).

Event Information

Saturday 8th February 2025

11am - 4pm


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