What do you call a person who makes hats?


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A person who makes hats is called a milliner or a hatter. Milliners are specifically those who are adept at the process of making, designing and selling women's hats, while hatters are more likely to focus on hats for men.

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The terms "milliner" and "hatter" are often used interchangeably. The term "milliner" originated in the 16th century from the name "Milan," a city in Italy known then for the lavish items sold there. A "Milaner" at the time was a native vendor of these goods, so the term "milliner" evolved for the person who made and sold fancy women's hats.

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