Hat Blocks Direct has been trading since 2007. The business was set up by James Cox and we are a family run business based in the West Midlands, England with 45 years experience in Patternmaking Engineering and 15 years experience in Hat Block making.


Since we started trading we have had the privilege of working with Milliners all over the world helping them to create bespoke hats and head pieces for their clientele.

Supplying milliners

When launching out our number one goal was ‘to supply quality blocks at affordable prices’. We have grown into world renowned Hat Block suppliers that has consistently achieved that goal.


We use West African Obeche Wood to make our blocks. This is frequently used in Millinery as it is a softer type of hardwood, making blocking with pins easier.

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