Traditional Korean woman’s hat An Ayam is a Korean traditional winter cap mainly worn by women for protection against the cold in the Joseon period (1392-1910). It is also called Aegeom which literally means ‘covering a forehead’ in Korean. The Ayam generally consists of mobu (crown) and deurim which are shaped like daenggi or a […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Legendary hat from North America The Cowboy Hat is a high-crowned, wide-brimmed hat and the classic attire of the North American cowboy. Today it is worn by many people, and in particular ranch workers in the United States, western Canada and northern Mexico, and also with Country and Western singers, and Rodeo riders. The Cowboy […]