Welcome to the next step of your Medicine Hat journey.
In order to make a Medicine Hat that will be of highest service to your life, we invite you to engage thoughtfully and intentionally with this process. Here you will learn more about what that means.
Each Hatting Ceremony is different, however the general protocol involves bringing personal stories and sentimental objects before an altar that we will lay out. What comes forth from the prayers and your desires for your life will inform our in-depth design of a hat that will be truly and deeply your Medicine Hat.
To schedule your Medicine Hatting Ceremony, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. The ceremonies typically last between one and two hours and take place at the Hampui workshop in Berkeley (or via video chat).
After you have confirmed your appointment, begin to collect any objects from your life that you wish to place on the altar or have affixed to your hat. These items can be lightweight objects or materials such as fabric, stone, metal, etc. that can easily be sewn on or drilled into. Your Medicine Pieces should support your spirit’s Protection and Connection. If you can’t think of anything to bring, you can explore our collection of Hampui sacred Medicine pieces that have been collected over time, space, and continents.
If you cannot make it to Berkeley, you should still fill out the form below and set up a virtual Hatting Ceremony. In this case, you may ship any personal Medicine Pieces to me once your appointment is set.
Custom Medicine Hats are typically completed 2-4 weeks after your ceremony due to the amount of custom work involved. They begin with a unformed body of hand-woven toquilla straw or extremely high quality felt—available in a wide variety of colors. Together we will determine the perfect crown shape and brim size for you. These hats include a custom lining as well as a variety of sweatband options. Custom Medicine hats start at $700*
Schedule your Hatting Ceremony.
We require a valid credit card to begin work on your Medicine Hat. You will not be charged anything at this time, however, we do require a $150 security deposit. We only charge your card if you cancel your appointment within 48 hours or don't complete your order after we've started working on it. By booking your appointment below, you're agreeing to these terms and conditions.
When you miss an appointment, it means someone else was unable to start their Medicine Hat journey, so please be mindful when booking your appointment so you can be there and be on time.
Thank you for taking this journey with us. Hampui!
*Our business is a practice of reciprocity. It is extremely important to us that anyone who needs a Medicine Hat is able to get one. If the standard pricing is prohibitive please get in touch using the contact link at the bottom of the site, and we can discuss your situation and how we may be able to get you a Medicine Hat.