Hat Block Resource

Understanding Hat Blocks

Hat Block Makers & Sellers

with one comment

Hat Block Makers


September 2011

Boon & Lane announce new hat block website www.hatblockstore.co.uk It is work in progress and will include metal blocks hatblocking etc.


Hat Block Sellers


Aluminum Hat Block Manufacturers

Specialty makers of aluminum dies for headwear production. These blocks are used with a stamper press or hydraulic press. The blocks or dies are typically a positive and negative shape with a rubber/canvas gasket. The dies are heated with gas or pressure steam systems to mechanically block the felt and straw. You can view this equipment at


January 22, 2010 – An email from Dino Ballerini, owner of an Italian company specializing in aluminum cast blocks.

Dear Sirs,

I’m the owner of a 80 years old firm in Florence, Italy that produces aluminium blocks for hats. The name of the firm is Dino Ballerini. We’ve been the first company in Italy doing this job and we work with firms from all around the world. We have a huge collection of our models to show you but we can also work on ordination reproducing in aluminum a fur, felt or straw hat you send us. Our prices are the best. Just to let you know and to be more complete, I want to point you the price of my work.

There are basically 2 kind of moulds: one piece aluminum mould (only female) + an eventual rubber plug or two pieces aluminum mould (male+female).
The price for one piece mould is 160 euro + eventual 35 euro for the rubber plug. The price for two pieces mould is 230 euro.

If you are interested I will answer all your questions concerning prices, block adaptability and realization time. Please answer this
e-mail nazareno25@gmail.com or call +39 55 8735451. You can speak English.

Thank you very much for your kind attention. Dino Ballerini

Via Roma 168, 50058 Signa (Florence), ItalyTEL: 0039 (0)55 8735451 FAX: 0039 (0)55 8735451


Written by Wayne Wichern

January 18, 2010 at 3:47 am

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Dear Mr. Wichern,
    we changed interpreter,
    please contact Barbara for any information or request.
    Thank You for Your attention,
    Roberto Gerardi


    Roberto Gerardi hat blocks

    September 20, 2010 at 7:54 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: