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Lilliput Hats

Lilliput Hats

Karyn Ruiz

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


This year Karyn Ruiz (Gingras), owner and designer of Lilliput Hats celebrates 31 years in business. Pretty impressive considering it all started with a tap dance class being full and then having to choose another night school class. Each Lilliput Hat is hand blocked on a vintage wooden mould, and visitors enjoy the old world charm of seeing hats being made in her stunning boutique / atelier. Karyn's most recent commission were the hats created for singer Gord Downie for the recent tour of The Tragically Hip. The hats were seen by 11 million viewers and continue to generate much media attention. Karyn was featured in the just released Tragically Hip documentary, Long Time Running, where she spoke passionately about the creative process behind Gord Downie's now iconic hats. This winter show, look for our classic retro 1920's inspired cloche hats, our sassy fedoras and our new colour palette that includes an electric teal, a vibrant royal and a soft amethyst. We are crushing hard on the beret style, thanks to our style icon, Meghan Markle, and we have many sculptural and wearable versions of this. We have not forgot about the fellas as well, and we continue to grow and evolve our mens hat selection. This year promises to be bigger and badder!