Lana Sjoberg

My name is Lana Sjoberg, aka Lana Banana or The Hat Lady. I was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota and went to the University of Minnesota for Costume Design. When my sons were two and five years old, 28 years ago, I began making hats for them. People started asking me for their hats....the rest is history and Sjocase Hats was born!

My trademark is the applied fabric scraps and pieces on my original, mostly one-of-a-kind designs. In recent years, I have created sculptural pieces like animals -- lion, goat, frog, owl, parrot, eagle -- and very specific people -- witches, pirates, a troll -- still wearable, but art pieces for your head.