- Washboard Bill Wonder Emporium is dedicated to making quality, design conscious, original items. Mostly hats. Each hat is handcrafted by Washboard Bill with care, creativity, and an interest in making sure you can wear, wash, play, and enjoy each hat, for years to come. Bill has been quoted as saying "My hats were made to last. You'll be leaving them to your grand-kids in your will, along with all your other precious and most beloved items." There are no patterns for any of Bills hats. They are all made from scratch. Original designs. This means you won't find another hat like Washboard Bills anywhere. Which means you are really buying, owning and wearing a couture item-without the couture price. This alone makes you hip.