About Skydancer Feather Hat Bands



Feather Hat Bands

My friend Judann on the beach wearing her new hat with a SkyDancer Feather Hat Band
Whether your hat is a Western style "cowboy" hat or a silk top hat, it can be enhanced by a custom feather creation from SkyDancer Feather Hat Bands. Since 1973, I have made feather jewelry and hat bands with ring-necked pheasant feathers and adding a wide variety of feathers over the years. Now, in addition to domestic wild ring necked pheasants, I make many hat bands with peacock feathers, golden pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, rooster hackle, Reeves pheasant. From this site you will be able to order ring-necked pheasant, peacock and ring-necked pheasant iridescent feather hat bands.  If you would like a hat band with any other type of feathers, just give me a call and we can see what can be created!

All hat bands are custom handcrafted in Crestone, Colorado USA from domestically hunted or farm-raised ring-necked pheasants. The peacock feathers are also from a farm in South Dakota, USA.  Some of the other feathers I use are imported.

Please browse through the site and see if you can find something you like.  If you have a special request or a great feather idea, give me a call and let's see what we can create together! Please call - 303-715-0356.  I'm available from about 11am to 9pm.  You can also leave a message and I'll return you call as soon as I can.  Thanks!

                                                                                       Kathi - The Feather Lady

Hat Band Facts & Options:

  • All hat bands are made on genuine leather, 22 inches long and with 7-9 inch ties.  
  • All hat bands can be made with velcro.  Exact hat measurement will be required.  Email or call with questions.
  • Custom lengths are available upon request up to 25 inches.
  • Hat bands can be made in any combination of feathers you see on this web site.  If you have something special in mind, please give me a call and we'll work out something special for you - 
  • 303-715-0356
  • Care for your feather hat band

    • Your feather hat band can last for many years if it is cared for and stored properly.  Your  hatband can remain on the hat but placing the entire hat in a plastic bag will protect the hatband from “critters” that will destroy the feathers.  Keep your hatband away from your cat!!!  Some cats (and dogs!) love to chew on the feathers & if they do, your hatband will be beyond repair!
    • If the feathers get rumpled, placing them 6” above a pot of steaming water or tea kettle will straighten them out in a matter or seconds.  Let feathers dry untouched for several minutes.  
    • If the feathers are soiled, try steaming first then gently wipe in direction of feather.  It may several attempts to remove foreign matter.  When clean, steam as above to retain natural shape.
    • If feathers break there is little that can be done.  Fabric glue may work in some cases.


    Choose your custom made feather hat band from a wide variety of designs and styles.  Customizing can include a choice of feather colors, hat band length, crest height (for the Crest Hat Band), hat band width and closure with ties or hook and loop tape.  I can also make hat band and other jewelry with other exotic feathers including golden pheasant, reeves pheasant, silver zebra pheasant , guinea hen, and many  colors of hackle.  If you have an idea for a feather project let me know and I'll be happy to work with you to create it.  I have made feather decorated mirrors,  belts, bracelets, leather halter tops with feather trim, and every kind or feather jewelry including earrings, barrettes, hair combs, hair ties, hair clips, barrette and earring sets, comb and earring sets, choker and earring sets, necklace and earring sets with a wide variety of styles and designs of each kind of jewelry.  

     I began making my jewelry and hat bands in 1972.  My then husband went pheasant hunting and brought back the untreated pelts. He thought I would like to work with the feathers as I was always making art & crafts.  My first project was actually a hat band on a scrap of leather and airplane glue!  It was not very good but it wasn't long before I figured out how to rearrange the feathers in a pleasing design.  I also worked on technical issues like the best kind of glue and how to get the feathers to stick to the leather.  

    Shortly after I began working with the feathers I had gotten, my brother who was and still is a  traveling salesman to resorts and tourist areas all over the Rocky Mountains, asked me to make jewelry with the feathers and gave me a crude choker on leather he had purchased to have me copy.  It was really rough and I figured I could do better.  That's how it began and within a few years, I had to hire several people to help me make hat bands to meet the growing demand and others to package the finished products.

    In 2002, I put my feather jewelry on eBay and a couple of years later, I taught myself how to make a web site.  It took awhile but I now have a group of loyal customers and have new customers all the time, all of whom have told me how much they love the creations I have made.

    SkyDancer Feather Hat Bands

    is a part of

    SkyDancer Feather Designs

    Kathi McCallum - designer/webmaster/shipper/etc


    Phone: 303-715-0356


    I live in a rather remote area in the Colorado mountains and sometimes phone reception is spotty. If you have issues in getting through to me, please send me an email with your phone number and the best time to call you and I'll try calling you as it is sometimes easier for me to call out. Thanks and I hope to be talking with you soon!