For several years, we have carried the retro exquisite hats handmade by Ireland’s own Patsy Flood O’Connor. Hailing from New Ross, County Wexford, Patsy has, from the age of 8, always loved hats. Hence, the name - Mad4Hats. Patsy’s mom made dresses, and a relative had a company with mohair and wool patches. Patsy helped in the family business. She comes from an artistic family, and her brother is an artist and first cousin is an accomplished sculptor, her son is a goldsmith and artist, and her niece is a fashion designer. Her great grandmother made wedding dresses in NY!
Her hats are vintage style – 40s and 50s. Made of wool, velvet chenille, many with feathers, each is unique and very stylish, coming in a wide range of colors.
Patsy has been in business since 1998 full time, but she has always designed and made hats. She has a daughter and son, and lives in rural Ireland, 4 miles from the sea, near Tintern Abbey.
All of her hats have a flexible fit and quite unique. Visit our website or, better yet, come to our shop where we have quite a large selection of Patsy’s hats in different colors. If you cannot visit, please call, and we can send you photos of her hats in the colors that interest you (215 862-4922).