A funny looking hat!
The Jester Hat’s three points represent the donkey’s ears and tail worn by jesters in earlier times.
Jesters also carried a mock sceptre, known as a bauble or marotte.
The tradition of court jesters came to an end in Britain when Charles I was overthrown in the Civil War. As a Puritan Christian republic, England under the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell had no place for such fripperies as jesters.
Famous Jester Hat wearers
- Claypole from Rentaghost
Jester Hat fancy dress ideas
There are many different type of very colourful Jester Hats available in lightweight synthetic fibres. Get a mock sceptre to finish the look.
- Court Jester