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Hats used by the military.

Cavalier Hat

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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Cap Comforter

Classic Commando hat The Cap Comforter also known as the Commando hat has a dual purpose, also doubling up as a scarf. The Cap Comforter is a ‘tube’ of knitted wool, sewn at both ends and formed into a hat by pushing one end through the tube to the other end a long cap is […]

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Terai Hat

A Gurkha hat The Terai Hat is a type of slouch hat associated with the Gurkha regiments of the British Army and Indian Army (formerly the British Indian Army) and is still worn by the Gurkhas but not worn on active service. The Terai Hat is named after the Terai region in Nepal linked to the events […]

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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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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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Pillbox Hat

Women’s and Military hat A Pillbox Hat, or simply Pillbox is a small woman’s hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides. The Pillbox is also a military hat often including a chin strap. Military Pillbox Hats are still seen on ceremonial occasions, particulary in Commonwealth countries. The Royal Military College of Canada dress […]

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Beaver Hat

A hat made from beaver pelts A Beaver Hat is a hat made from felted beaver fur which were fashionable in Europe from 1550 to 1850. Felted beaver fur is soft yet resilient and can be easily combed to make a variety of hat shapes including the top hat. The beaver almost became extintinct in […]

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Caubeen

Traditional Irish beret The Caubeen is an Irish beret which was formerly worn by peasants, however has since been adopted as the head dress of the Irish regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies, where its formal name is the ‘Bonnet, Irish, Green’. The name caubeen dates from early 19th century Irish and literally means […]

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Campaign Hat

Peaked military favourite to keep the water off A Campaign Hat is a broad-brimmed felt or straw hat, with a high crown, pinched symmetrically at the four corners to form the ‘Montana crease’. The Campaign Hat is associated with the New Zealand Army, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the World War I United States Army, […]

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