Founded by Cuban-born designer Ciomi McCabe in 2000, New York-based hat brand Block Headwear blends form and function to produce collections for men and women each season. Using her background at Kangol (where her father was CFO), McCabe focuses on quality and details to craft styles for summer and winter. Block Headwear’s name came from the unique process by which the hats are made. Material is molded around pieces of carved wood with steam that gives each design its shape. Straw fedoras, crochet-knit beanies, classic baseball caps and hemp trilby’s take center stage.