Favourite of the Cavaliers Cavalier hat is a variety of wide-brimmed hat popular in the 17th century. These hats were often made from felt, and usually trimmed with an ostrich plume. The Cavalier Hat were often cocked up or had one side of the brim pinned to the side of the crown of the hat, […]
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Trendy cap originating from Greece The Greek Fisherman’s Cap or John Lennon Hat as it is often referred to, is associated with maritime vocations and situations. The Greek Fisherman’s Cap has become popular amongst the public in general, rather than staying isolated as just a fisherman’s hat. One example of the Greek Fisherman’s Cap being […]
Traditional headgear of the Bobby on the Beat A Custodian Helmet also known as a policeman’s helmet or centurion helmet, technically known as a ‘Home Office pattern helmet’, is a helmet worn by policemen in England and Wales. The Custodian Helmet is the traditional headgear of the ‘Bobby on the beat’, worn by constables and […]
A bedtime favourite A Nightcap is a warm cloth cap worn in bed with a nightgown or pyjamas. They were common in northern Europe before central heating and good insulation was available and homes were cold at night. Men’s nightcaps were traditionally pointed, with a long top and tassle. It could be used to keep […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A hat from the Middle Ages A Coif is a close fitting cap that covers the top, back, and sides of the head. Coifs were worn by all classes in England and Scotland from the Middle Ages to the early 17th century, and later as an old-fashioned cap for countrywomen and children. Tudor and earlier coifs […]
Historical cap A Muffin Cap is a low, loose cap resembling a beret, but with a brim that goes all the way around the head. The Muffin Cap was popularised in the 19th century as a hat for children, especially in the lower classes.