About Us

Started by award winning interior designer turned milliner, Kathey Schickli Hopkins, Hat Haven is a locally owned, 2nd generation, custom millinery hat shop specializing in one of a kind headpieces. Kathey, and her daughter Jessica, are located in Louisville, Kentucky. They work together to create custom hats and fascinators for the Kentucky Derby, weddings, runway, and other events. They have made custom hats for Justin Hartney (This Is Us) and his wife, Sofia Pernas, as well as, Alicia Etheredge, wife of New Edition’s Bobby Brown. Their hats have been featured in the New York Times, People Magazine, Business First, the Seattle Times, and the Voice Tribune.

Hat Haven hosts an annual pop up shop at the Hyatt Regency Louisville. Held the weekend of the Kentucky Derby, you can shop our large selection of ready to wear ladies’ hats, fascinators, men’s hats, and boutonnieres. Our design center will be open to add the perfect finishing touch to your hat. 

You can book an appointment for a custom hat consultation, or you may choose to have one of our ready to wear hats tailored just for you.

For local clients, we recommend bringing your outfit to your design appointment. For our out of town clients, we are available via video conference. We would be happy to assist you during the selection and design process. We will also advise you on how to wear and care for your headpiece.

**We stop taking custom orders 3 weeks before the Kentucky Derby in order to prepare for our pop up shop.**

Free local delivery or hotel drop off for out of town guests is available! Message us for details.

We are a small local business and available by appointment only. *Texting is the best way to contact us.* Please message us to set up an appointment or video call. 502-957-9411

All sales are final. Due to health reasons and the custom nature of our products we do not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges. When you purchase a hat or fascinator you acknowledge that you understand this policy.