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Glengarry

A traditional Scottish cap The Glengarry Bonnet or just Glengarry, is a traditional boat-shaped hat without a peak made of thick-milled woollen material with a toorie on top, a rosette cockade on the left, and ribbons hanging down behind. It is normally worn as part of Scottish military or civilian Highland dress, formal or informal, […]

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Side Cap

Popular military soft cap A Side Cap or Field Service Cap, also known as a garrison cap in the US, or wedge cap in Canada, is a foldable military cap with straight sides and a creased or hollow crown sloping to the back where it is parted. The style originated with the Austrian Cap in […]

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Utility Cover

The US Marine Corp cap The Utility Cover, also known as the utility cap and eight-pointed cover, is the United States Marine Corps cap, worn with their utility uniform. It is an eight-pointed hat, with a peak similar to a baseball cap. It is worn ‘blocked’, that is, creased and peaked, for a sharper appearance. […]

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Barmah Hats

Australian bush hats Barmah Hats are a hat manufacturer based in Australia. Barmah Hats are made in Australia and the business is Australian owned. Barmah Hats pride ourselves on making the best quality products on the market. Barmah Hats have become market leaders for bush hats through their commitment to being the best with many […]

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Dunce Hat

A school hat used as punishment A Dunce Hat, also variously known as a dunce cat, dunce’s cap, or dunce’s hat, is a pointed hat. A Dunce Hat is made of paper, marked with a D or the word ‘Dunce’, and used to humiliate and punish schoolchildren for misbehaviour or stupidity. While this is now […]

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Rasta Hat

Colourful Caribbean hat The Rasta Hat, also known as the Rasta Cap, is a tall, round, usually a crocheted hat and brightly coloured. It is most useful as a way for Rastafarians (Rastas) and other dreadlock wearers to tuck their dreadlocks away, but may be worn for various other reasons by Rastas and non-Rastas. The […]

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Sailor Cap

A popular hat for sailors A Sailor Cap is a round, flat brimless hat worn by sailors across the world. A tally, a black silk ribbon with inscription, is tied around the base usually bearing the name of a ship or navy. The Sailor Cap may be embellished further with a badge, cockade or other […]

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Dutch Cap

Traditional hat from Holland A Dutch Cap also know as the Dutch Bonnet is a style of woman’s hat associated with traditional Dutch woman’s costume. A Dutch Cap is usually made of white cotton or lace, it is sometimes characterised by triangular flaps or wings that turn up on either side. It can resemble some styles […]

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Ascot Cap

A hard cap for the autumn and winter The Ascot Cap, also known as the Cuffley Cap, is a men’s cap similar to the flat cap, but distinguished by its hard and rounded shape. Ascot Caps are usually made from felt or wool and they are worn in the autumn or winter. Straw Ascot Caps […]

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Wimple

Medieval women’s headwear The Wimple is a medieval garment worn around the head. Usually it is a cloth covering the head and worn around the neck and chin. Medieval culture demanded it was unseemly for a married woman to show their hair. Wimples were sometimes elaborately starched, and creased and folded in certain ways or […]

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