Archive | Women’s Hats

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Bucket Hat

Soft cotton casual hat A bucket hat also known as the fishing hat, is a soft cotton hat with a wide and downwards sloping brim which is worn by both men and women. The brim offers shade from the sun for the eyes and face. The hat is usually made from heavy-duty cotton fabric such […]

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Tudor Bonnet

An academic hat from Tudor times A Tudor bonnet, also known as a doctor’s bonnet or round cap, is a soft round black academic cap with a tassel hanging from a cord encircling the puggaree of the hat. Often the tassel and cord are gold and in Oxford a black ribbon is used instead. It […]

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Headwarmer with Crimean War origins A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of knitted headwear that covers the whole head, leaving only part of the face exposed. Often only the eyes or eyes and mouth are left exposed. Origins The name ‘balaclava’ comes from the town of Balaklava, […]

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Flapped hat from Russia A Ushanka, translates as literally ‘ear hat’, is a Russian fur cap with ear flaps that can be tied up to the crown of the cap, or tied at the chin to protect the ears, jaw and lower chin from the cold. The thick dense fur also offers some protection against […]

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The academic cap of choice The mortarboard, formerly known as the academic cap, is named after its similarity in appearance to the hawk used by bricklayers to hold mortar. Also known as the Oxford cap, it is an academic head dress consisting of a horizontal square board fixed upon a skull-cap, with a tassel attached […]

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Classic wide brimmed hat A Fedora is a men’s felt hat creased lengthwise down the crown and pinched on the front on both sides. The Fedora is not defined by this creasing, however. Fedoras are also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, centre dents, and others. The positioning of pinches can vary. Fedoras were […]

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Popular women’s head decoration A Fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine lacy head covering similar to a shawl and made from wool or lace. Fascinator as a term had fallen pretty much into disuse by the 1970s, but by the early 21st century the term Fascinator […]

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Traditional brimmed hat from Ecuador A Panama Hat, often know just as Panama, is a traditional brimmed hat from Ecuador which is made from the plaited leaves of the Toquilla Straw plant Carludovica palmata. Straw hats woven in Ecuador, like many goods from South America in the 19th and early 20th century, were shipped to […]

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Iconic Australian hat brand Akubra is an Australian brand of bush hat, whose wide-brimmed styles are a distinctive part of Australian culture, especially in rural areas. The name is derived from an Aboriginal word for head covering. Akubra’s best-known hats are made from rabbit fur felt with wide brims, and the term ‘Akubra’ is sometimes […]

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