Creative hat companies producing fun, funny, unusual or entertaining headwear come and go in the hat industry. One good idea can sometimes carry a company for a while, but when the good idea fizzles so does the company. Elope, a family business, stands out because the good ideas just keep coming. The Johnson family must sit around the dining table excercising their creativity before, during and after dinner. Elope has become a leader in this very difficult segment of the hat business by combining art with business-a combination of skills that few companies (or families) have.