Readers are immersed in a world of magical milliners, where the art of Making is a rare and ancient skill passed down through generations. Cordelia, belonging to a long line of magical milliners, discovers that her family possesses the ability to weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat they create.
The narrative takes an intriguing turn when Cordelia's father, Prospero, and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, go missing during a mission to collect hat ingredients. Determined to find her father, Cordelia embarks on a quest to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. However, she soon discovers that an ancient rivalry among the Maker families is resurfacing, and the use of Maker magic is threatening to ignite a war.
With Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne preoccupied and no time to spare, it falls upon the shoulders of the youngest Hatmaker, Cordelia, to uncover the truth behind the ancient rivalry and the misuse of Maker magic. The story weaves together elements of adventure, magic, and mystery as Cordelia delves into a world where hats, cloaks, watches, boots, and gloves are crafted with enchanting ingredients.
This book offers a captivating narrative that explores family ties, magical traditions, and the importance of preserving ancient skills. The book promises an enchanting journey for readers as Cordelia navigates the challenges of her magical world, uncovering secrets and working to prevent a war fueled by the misuse of Maker magic.