On the surface, the lids for the custom hats offered at a shop on O’Connell Street may look like they’re made of plastic or rubber.
But they are actually made of silicone, making them waterproof and much more durable than plastic lids.
In fact, they are made of two different types of silicone.
They are both available in different colours, the colours you may recognise from the lollipop colours, as well as a number of shades.
The colour selection is based on the person’s preference, and a custom lids will be available with either one colour or two colours depending on what they want.
If you have a personal preference for a certain colour, you can order them separately from the custom lidded ones.
Customers can also order lids made of PVC and vinyl.
These are the same as the plastic ones, but they are also waterproof and a bit heavier than the plastic.
The PVC lids are available in a number, from blue to red, and they have a metal clip to hold them in place.
Custom lids in purple and pink are also available in various colours, including blue, purple and purple-pink.
Custom hats are sold at shops across the city, and are often customised with designs such as the ones pictured above, which are popular with women and kids.
Custom hat shop owner Niamh Farrell has had many customers come in looking for a lids custom and she has a number lined up for the new lids, and has already started working with the manufacturers to see what colour they need.
“We’ve had a couple of customers that came in and said, ‘I’d love to have one of these for Christmas’ and they’re all lovely ladies, so I thought it would be great if we had a few of them available,” she said.
“It’s been a bit of a challenge for me to get a few people to come in and actually order one, because a lot of them are just asking for a hat that’s not really in the colour that they’re looking for.”
Farrell said the lidders were made in one piece with silicone lids which can be made to suit any customer.
“The lids have to be made from the correct material.
They have to fit into the lid, they have to look good and it has to be easy to get in and out of the lid.”
If you’re looking to buy a custom made hat, you’ve got to make sure it’s really, really strong and that it’s easy to move around.
“I’ve had one customer come in from the outside asking me if he could have one.
It’s just really nice to have something that’s made to fit.”
And then of course you’ve also got the kids who have a passion for wearing it and so I think it’s great for them to be able to get one.
“But then we’ve also had a lot people coming in that want one for their children to wear.”
Custom hats can be ordered online, or you can find them at any of the loo shops around the city.
The liddings are available from the shop on the corner of O’Connor and Breda Street, and can be picked up for around €3.50.
Online shop: lidsCustom hats, including custom liddlesCustom hat orders can be placed by visiting www.custom-hat.ie or by calling 086 852 8200.