About The Essential Hat.
Catherine is the owner and head milliner of The Essential Hat.
The Essential Hat is a specialist hat shop stocking a comprehensive range of everyday and special occasion headwear for ladies and a wide selection of Panama hats for men.
We carry a prêt à porter range of special occasion hats which includes original designs from studio milliners in Australia and Europe and also provide a made-to-measure service for clients who are looking for an individually designed hat to go with a particular outfit.
The Essential Hat is renowned for creating and providing award winning hats for the Melbourne Spring racing Carnival, and in particular, the Melbourne Cup.
We are recognised as one of the best millinery shops in Melbourne and Australia.
Catherine is a member of the 2021 Committee.