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Hat Maker, General

Aliases: Topi Karigar, Hat Craftsman

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Hat Maker, General is expected to perform include:

  • Making various kinds of hats by marking, cutting and sewing
  • Joining components and finishing them by trimming and decorating
  • Preparing own designs or copying and adapting existing designs
  • Marking and cutting materials according to pattern or own judgement
  • Smoothing, wiring and shaping hat parts and sewing them together
  • Adding trimmings and decorating hat as required​
  • Making and altering hats to individual requirements
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system is not available
  • Overtime may be involved 
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, graduate

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of hat-making techniques
  • Knowledge of hat designs
  • Well versed with design and sketching
  • Competent with cutting, sewing and measuring skills
  • Knowledge of how to use and care for equipment
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Decision-making skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
Colleges across India
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://puchd.ac.in/syllabus.php?qstrfacid=11
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Hat Designer  →  Entrepreneur

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Hat Maker, General

The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with experience – Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change​

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 1-3 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Textile and garment unit​
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Topi Karigar
  • Hat Craftsman
  • Hat Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157531.0700Hat Maker, General
ISCO 20087531Tailors, Dress Makers, Furriers and Hatters
NIC 200814103Manufacture of hats, caps and other clothing accessories such as gloves, belts, ties, cravats, hairnets etc.
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 7
2 http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
​3http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-7.pdf
​4https://www.saralrozgar.com/index.php?route=seeker/jobDetails&jobId=370049&ID=370049&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed​​​
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