Nathaniel’s Custom Hats


“Never underestimate the importance of a good hat.” -Nate, founder of Nathaniel’s Custom Hats


It’s not just a sales pitch, either. Anyone who’s spent an afternoon in the sun in Georgetown or Austin knows how important a high-quality hat is. One hot afternoon in Central Texas with nothing to cover your head but an old ball cap is not ideal, but not wearing a hat at all can put you in danger of overheating, severe sunburn, or heatstroke if you are too exposed for too long! 


Sure, a hat needs to cast shade and allow your head to breathe on a hot day, but a truly great hat also needs to feel good, look good, and last. Texans have made several hats famous, like the Stetson and The Cattleman for example. We know what quality hats look and feel like, and we revere and respect a master hatter who can turn out a hat that will look good and stand up to what is thrown at it. 


In Georgetown, we’re lucky to have the best of the best hatters around: Master Hatter Nate Funmaker. 


Nate’s hats are constructed on vintage equipment using centuries-old, hands-on craftsmanship techniques that help him create wearable works of art. Nate has been handcrafting hats for nearly thirty years and his skills can be readily seen and felt in the finished product.


You can purchase one of his pieces at his shop or request something special from the master himself at Nathaniel’s Custom Hats in Georgetown. You can see Nate by appointment Monday-Friday, and you can also stop by the shop on 7th St. on Saturdays 11 am-3 pm.


Nate’s hats are renowned and treasured for their high-quality furs, durability, and beauty by stars like Josh Bernstein in “Digging For The Truth” and other celebs. But Nate’s hats aren’t just for high rollers. You can also spot ranchers and just plain hat folks wearing them because they are the best hats you can buy, from a local hat maker.


Nate’s Hat Styles 

If you have an idea of what kind of hat you want, you can select your color and styling and Nate will craft you a hat. 


If you’re less sure of what you want, you can find over a dozen different hat styles in Nate’s shop, including:


  • 512 Cattleman
  • Vaquero aka Great Basin
  • Bowler
  • Rodeo
  • And more…


Nate’s been doing this since 1994, and he’s getting better every day. He creates hats that not only fit your head but also fit your personality and lifestyle. With each hat made painstakingly from fine fur felt, a Nathaniel’s Custom Hat has no equal. 


Best of the Best in Georgetown


If you like top-tier quality hats, Nate’s is where to shop. 


If you like top-tier cities near Austin, Georgetown is where to live. 


Georgetown has become an increasingly popular place for families and people of all ages and lifestyles in recent years. Real estate demand in Georgetown and Austin is expected to increase in 2023 after nearly record-setting price increases and growth rates in 2022.


Despite the housing market being red hot, you can still find immaculate new homes that fit your style and budget near Austin, but you have to know where to look. You shouldn’t compromise on amenities, schools, location, or a reasonable price just to secure a home before it goes off the market.


Parmer Ranch in Georgetown offers immaculate homes without having to compromise on any aspect of what you want and need in your home and neighborhood. Owning a home here gets rid of the hassle and stress of finding the perfect place to put down roots, and you still get access to the best amenities, schools, and outdoor spaces around. 


The next chapter of your life is waiting for you in our master-planned community. Contact us for more details, current inventory, and how you can find your new perfect home settled in the best part of Texas Hill Country. 

Image from Nate’s Hats.