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El Diablo

El Diablo

Regular price $ 420.00 USD
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Discover the allure of handcrafted elegance with the El Diablo gold top hat, a testament to timeless style and artisanal craftsmanship from Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute, the esteemed woman-owned millinery nestled in the heart of New York City. Each season, our collection is graced with a rendition of our best-selling top hat style, and this fall is no exception.

The El Diablo radiates a refined charm with its antique gold hue, achieved through a meticulous hand-dyeing process using an ombre technique that lends depth and character to the velour felt. This technique results in a unique gradient effect, softly transitioning to a lighter shade at the edges, exuding an air of vintage sophistication.

The hat's silhouette is a playful blend of tradition and modernity. Its crown is meticulously blocked, and hand pleated, infusing the piece with a casual, slouchy style that is as comfortable as it is chic. This relaxed form is a delightful departure from the rigidity of classic top hats, inviting a touch of nonchalance to the otherwise formal accessory.

The brim boasts a fine piping of our signature lambskin, a subtle yet luxurious touch. This feature not only enhances the hat's durability but also adds a textural contrast that is both visually appealing and tactile.

Adding to the hat's allure, it is adorned with matching grosgrain ribbon and a distinctive pheasant tail wrap, an embellishment that captures the eye and embodies the spirit of El Diablo. This ornamental flourish celebrates the beauty of the natural world while anchoring the hat's overall design in a realm of opulence.

Each El Diablo top hat is lined with satin, ensuring a seamless fit and providing an extra layer of comfort for the wearer. 

Made-to-order with the utmost attention to detail, the El Diablo is more than just an accessory—it is a personal statement, a work of art, and a slice of New York City's fashion heritage, ready to crown your wardrobe with its golden touch. El Diablo is a special occasion hat, made to be worn out on the town. Whether you wear it to a music festival, the Kentucky Derby, a Bridgerton Party, or even a wedding, this hat is sure to turn heads.

As a special gift to all of our customers, your hat will be shipped in a Cha Cha's House hat box, perfect for storing your new hat!




Funky Top Hat. Hand Pleated Details. Slouchy Style.


Top Hat


100% Rabbit Fur Felt, Rayon Grosgrain, Lambskin, Pheasant Feather


5.5"Crown, 2.5" Brim


• Store in hat box, in cool, dry place
• Avoid getting your hat wet
• Handle by brim as much as possible
• Use lint brush or roller to clean surface


• Spot clean with a clean, soft tooth brush dipped in warm water
• Do not use soap or cleaning solution of any kind
• Email us if you have a tougher stain and we will do our best to help.

Shipping & Returns

Please note all hats are made to order and non-refundable. Shipping is free and hats ship in two weeks. For full terms + conditions, click here.

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  • Made in the USA

     All hats are made in NYC and are hand blocked on Cha Cha's collection of vintage and specially designed blocks. Cha Cha uses the finest quality straws and felts.

  • *Free Shipping

    Once shipped, expect delivery within the USA in 2-10 days.

    International delivery takes 10-20 days.

Custom Made vs. Made to Order

  • Custom Made

    Custom made hats are created with the client for a special occasion or holiday, horse racing events or just because. In this case we ask that you make an appointment to visit the studio either in person or virtually. We will discuss your needs, choose materials and trims and begin building your custom hat. If you are trying to match an outfit we ask that you provide a swatch. Prices for custom hats start at $650. Please visit the Custom Hats page for more information.

    We look forward to collaborating with you on your hat journey. 

  • Made to Order

    All hats on our website are made to order. Once you click buy we begin working on your hat. We order your materials and start gathering trims. You may notice slight variations in trim. This is due to availability, dye lot changes and of course feathers are each unique. You may notice something extra on your hat. Sometimes we get inspired and add an extra feather or a vintage pin that seems to fit just right on your hat. Especially if you are a repeat client and we have gotten to know your style. 

    Choosing your hat size is very important so we are sure to make a hat that will fit you well. Please visit the hat sizing guide for more information and tips on measuring your head if you are unsure of your head size.