Hats to suit your personality

Are you a mother of the bride who believes ‘elegance is not standing out, but being remembered’?

Or a racegoer who thinks that ‘people will stare, make it worth their while’?

Perhaps you are a performer or a business who wants something a little bit different?

Whatever your desires, let Susan at Mill House Millinery create the hat of your dreams.

Mill House Millinery Susan Widlake
Mill House Millinery Susan Widlake

About Susan

As a child, I had always loved dressing up in my gran’s hats. My passion for making them started in 2009, at a taster Day at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Since then, I have taken many courses with professional milliners, and in 2019 decided to have a complete career change. I hung up my IT auditing hat, and became a full-time milliner.


Mill House Millinery Ready to Wear Hats

Ready to Wear

If you want a hat immediately, take a look at my Ready to Wear Collection.  Everything here is already made, and ready to be delivered to you.

Mill House Millinery Fascinators


If you just fancy something small and easy to wear, take a look at the fascinators and headbands. All are immediately available.

Mill House Millinery Bespoke Hats


If you see something you like in the Ready to Wear section, but fancy it in a different colour, get in touch with me for a Bespoke Commission.


Do you want to learn how to make something both beautiful and meaningful?

My workshops get folk together with food, drink, conversation and making something for themselves.

Latest on the Blog

Can you make a sprout hat?

Can you make a sprout hat?

I've been asked a lot of weird and wonderful questions in my time, especially when I was a manager in IT. I think the challenge of a sprout hat has been one of my most interesting adventures in millinery, This question was posed by Adam and Joseph, the organisers of...

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Wherever I lay my hat – Basel

Wherever I lay my hat – Basel

This was written back in 2015. I didn't have a domain name or website. I didn't know then that I would actually move to live and work in Basel in October 2016. As I started pulling material together for my own website, somehow, somewhere I found two old blog pages...

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Not sure where to start?

My Ready to Wear hats and Fascinators are ready to ship, but if you are looking for something different or not sure where to start with hats, then contact me and book a consultation. I want to find you a hat or fascinator that you love wearing.

Mill House Millinery winner of Smal Business Saturday

Mill House Millinery is a Small Business Sunday winner!

Each week, Theo Paphitis chooses 6 small businesses who tweet, comment  or post an image to #SBS describing their businesses. We are a winner and are now in the Winners Directory.