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Free Fallin'

Free Fallin'

Regular price $ 305.00 USD
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Dive into the essence of cool with the Free Fallin' top hat, a tip of the brim to the legendary Tom Petty. This isn't just any hat; it's a sartorial piece of art made-to-order by the skilled hands at Cha Cha's House of Ill Repute, a distinguished woman-owned millinery nestled in the vibrant heart of New York City.

The Free Fallin' hat encapsulates the free spirit of music and the open road. It's meticulously crafted from luxurious black shantung straw, promising not just a hat but a statement. The body of the hat boasts a robust texture and a deep black hue, ensuring that it not only stands out in a crowd but also stands the test of time.

Around its base, a striking red bandana wraps with carefree elegance, invoking memories of dusty roads and the rebellious tunes of rock and roll. The hat is accented with a black suede cord, from which dangles a small, intricately carved skull bead, a nod to the memento mori of rock legends. Adorning the side, turkey feathers add an element of the unexpected, their natural tones complementing the hat's darker palette.

The brim of the 'Free Fallin' hat is not to be overlooked. Finished with Cha Cha's signature leather piping, it brings not only stability to the silhouette but also an extra touch of luxury. This detail ensures the hat keeps its shape, whether you're dancing at a music festival or striding down city streets.

Each hat is a unique piece of wearable art, reflecting both the wearer's individuality and the loving care imbued by its creators. When you choose the Free Fallin' hat, you're not just picking out an accessory; you're embracing a piece of New York's fashion scene, a slice of rock history, and a testament to the art of millinery. This hat is a tribute to those who dare to stand out and, just like Tom Petty's music, it's timeless.

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!




Handmade, Festival Ready Top Hat. Leather Piping on Brim.


Top Hat


Shantung Straw


4.5" Crown and a 2.5" Brim


• Store in a hat box in a cool, dry place
• Avoid getting your hat wet
• Handle by brim as much as possible


• 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.