About us

Ignatius Creegan and Rod Givens are the milliners of Ignatius Hats.
Artist Statement:
Each straw hat is made from a bundle of wheat straw braid. The plait is sewn with an antique machine that was designed specifically for this task. Working with a style or design in mind the straw is sewn starting at the top of the crown and continued in concentric circles. The selected hat block decides the formal shape, then wiring or finishing edge-work is done.

Each felt hat is made from a shapeless hood which is steamed, blocked and finished with wiring or edge-work.

The hats are trimmed using millinery findings and milliner made novelties.

The combination of method, materials, shape and decoration are what make our hats reminiscent of times past, while still being wearable and contemporary.
Theatrical Millinery, Movie and Television 
The Costume Works, house milliner, 1986-1997
The Mommy Market, (1994) Sissy Spacek
The Music Man, (1996) Theatre IV
Cinderella, (1997) Theatre IV
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, (2000-2006)
Iron Jawed Angels, (2004) (HBO) Hilary Swank, Angelica Houston
John Adams, (2008) (HBO) Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney
The Lost Colony, (2008) Waterside Theater, Manteo, NC
Parenthood (2010) (NBC) Season 2, Universal City, CA
Glee (2010) (FOX) Season 2, Episode 3
Killing Lincoln (2012) National Geographic Channel
Killing Kennedy (2013) National Geographic Channel
Sleepy Hollow (2013) Fox
Turn (2013, 2014) AMC
Ithaca (2014) Apple Lane Productions, Meg Ryan
Lewis and Clark (2015) HBO
Mercy Street (2015, 2016) PBS
Private Collections
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith
Kate Capshaw
Linda Carter (Wonder Woman)
Alma Powell (wife of Colin Powell)
Sissy Spacek
Michael Stipe (REM)
Georgianne Walken ( Casting Director for The Sopranos, wife of Christopher Walken)
Demi Moore
Bruce Willis