Welcome to Nathaniel's

Nathaniel’s Custom Hats is owned and operated by Native American Master Hatter Nate Funmaker. Nate's hats are constructed on vintage equipment using centuries-old, hands-on craftsmanship techniques.

Nate has been handcrafting hats for nearly twenty years and his skills can be readily seen and felt in the finished product. Nate’s hats are renowned and treasured for their high quality furs, durability, and beauty by celebrities (like Josh Bernstein in "Digging For The Truth" and Will Smith in "Wild, Wild, West"), ranchers and just plain “hat folks”.

The Hatmaker of Mancos from 5280 magazine on Vimeo.

Nathaniel's In The Media

Nate is featured in Texas Monthly! Click here to check out the article.

Nate is featured in the Great Fall Trips in the West article in the October issue of Sunset Magazine.

Nate is currently featured in 5280 [The Denver Magazine]. Check out the article and great video!

Preview Nate's upcoming episode on PBS' A Craftsman's Legacy! Click to watch now.

Just A Few Of Our Hats
Nate Named Best Living Hat Maker!

Nate has been named "Best Living Hat Maker" by True West Magazine. Click here for the magazine article.