Client wearing the Robin Cap

I started collecting Gwendolyne’s Hats over 15 years ago. I loved them so much that I have many gorgeous hats, beautiful fascinators and brooches, wonderful scarves and wallets, and even a holiday stocking which is amazing! I love all of Gwendolyne’s creations. Every piece that Gwendolyne makes is a very thoughtful and truly inspired creation, combining colours, textures, decorative details, and of course a perfect fit.

Nina Bricker
Client wearing Cordy Cap

Her craft is a celebration of the marriage of art and function, meticulously constructed, and resulting in truly beautiful wearable art. And of course each piece is made with love. You can feel it when you wear them. So wonderful! My hats have travelled with me all over the world ~ Paris, London, New York. I feel so good when I wear these beautiful hats. I feel like I become an extension of the art, and that is pretty magical!

Nina Bricker
Gwendolyne Hats Tibetan design

I first met Gwendolyne close to 15 hears ago at a Women’s Ski Day. Her hats were hugely popular that day! Having a larger than average head, I was not able to purchase one that day. Thank goodness for custom.

Joy Slattery

Gwendolyne’s hats are beautiful pieces of art! Custom sizing, style, colour and trim all available. My first hat still looks almost new after many winters. Thoroughly enjoying my town new ones during the daily winter walks of COVID. Thank you, Gwendolyne.

Joy Slattery
Client with Tibetan hat design

I have been wearing Gwendolyne Hats since 2004 and I just keep liking them more. I sometimes try on other hats but they never look as good – or keep me as warm – as hers. I have one custom-made Gwendolyne hat and three that I bought off her shelf. They’re so beautiful that I miss them when winter ends every year!

My # 1 fave is her Tibetan hat design which I am wearing in this photo.

Joanne Kates
The Rusalka by Gwendolyne Hats

The new hat is a fabulous art piece and I love it! Atelier Gwendolyne was great to work with and her craftsmanship, attention to design and detail are amazing. People stop me to compliment and admire my beautiful hat. I can’t thank you enough for the joy your art brings me plus, warm head and ears!

I was so happy to find her again! This was my second masterpiece!

Stephanie Allen
client wearing a Gwendolyne Hat

“I am fortunate to own several of Gwendolyne’s creations.  Her chefs-d’oeuvre are more wearable art than merely a piece of millenary.  They are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to wear!  But, to be perfectly honest, I truly did not appreciate the care that Gwendolyne gives to each and everyone of her creations until I enrolled in one of her embroidery workshops.  Every stitch, every detail is done with care and love.  One could say she approaches her work with compassion and empathy.  I am so very privileged to be able to enjoy wearing her creations . . .”

Nicole Brooker
Romantic Rose Fascinator by Gwendolyne Hats

” . . . My daughter was gifted a beautiful fascinator that she chose to wear on her wedding day.  Thank you Gwendolyne for being the creative genius that you are.”

Nicole Brooker

I have been a client of Gwendolyne Hats for over 25 years and have several hats of different design, colour, and textile.

Every hat is an original piece of art that is as practical as it is beautiful.

Kimberly Ezeard

I wear my hats constantly and received many compliments on them.

I love that they are so well constructed last for years!

Everyone should have the pleasure of one of Gwendolyne’s hats! 🎩

Kimberley Ezeard
face of woman

Thank you so much for sharing your atelier and talents to take me through the Elements course – it was a learning experience not limited to just the core content which was awesome but also to day to day stuff for how to approach anything – with great companionship, collaboration, creativity and courage as the course took me well beyond my understanding of and comfort with my creative boundaries on a bunch of levels-all beginning with the my very first design for Water!!!! And, very importantly, to also create the space and connections things need to unfold which is a fun, fun process!!! I really look forward to the next journey!”

Client wearing a Rusalka design

As someone with full curly hair, I normally hate wearing hats because they crush my hair, but in cold weather I always wear my Gwendolyne hat, and don’t get “hat head”. 

Gwendolyne custom made my hat with unique fabrics I chose, and to fit my head, so it is truly one of a kind. She is easy to work with, and very sensitive to one’s needs and tastes. Everywhere I go, I get compliments on my hat. I LOVE my Gwendolyne hat!



I have had the privilege of  owning several Gwendolyne Hats over the years. The workmanship, materials, artistry and experience that is evident in all the items that they produce is outstanding.

n this day and age of mass production I think we are fortunate to find places such as Gwendolyne Hats which continue to make items of quality and integrity made to last life times. The price tag is small when you take into consideration that you are purchasing an item that is meant to outlast your lifetime instead of ending up in next seasons garbage can.

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Women wearing a Tibetan design Winter Hat

Gwendolyne’s hats are something else. They are not only keeping us warm but they are each piece of art.  The are like a dream. Each of them has a different story to tell, each of them is like a poem.

I wear my new one and I also still enjoy the one I got twenty years ago at the Cabbagetown Art Show. And till today I am pleased when I put it on. It did not loose its beauty.

When I see on the street somebody with Gwendolyne’s hat on, we usually smile at each other as we know that we are members of a very special society.

Jirina Marton
woman wearing flower fascinator in her hair

We just loved the flower creations! They really helped make graduation special for my daughters! Thank you so much

Heather Gardner / Etsy
woman wearing cotton toque

I love this hat so much. I wear it with Everything! I get many compliments!

Marlena / Etsy

This is the second purse I’ve purchased from this seller and the quality is just as high as before. I like the simplicity of style and the tasteful fabrics. There is just enough room for basic essentials, including some cash and your cell phone (I can also fit in kleenex and a comb and credit cards.) It’s great for when you don’t want to drag a bigger purse around. Fast ship. Recommended seller. Thanks!

Tamara / Etsy

I am so exited to receive these purses! I love your creations.

Jolyn / Etsy