Welcome to the Hat Guide – A-Z of Hats!
The US Marine Corp cap The Utility Cover, also known as the utility cap and eight-pointed cover, is the United States Marine Corps cap, worn with their utility uniform. It is an eight-pointed hat, with a peak similar to a baseball cap. It is worn ‘blocked’, that is, creased and peaked, for a sharper appearance. […]
Australian bush hats Barmah Hats are a hat manufacturer based in Australia. Barmah Hats are made in Australia and the business is Australian owned. Barmah Hats pride ourselves on making the best quality products on the market. Barmah Hats have become market leaders for bush hats through their commitment to being the best with many […]
A school hat used as punishment A Dunce Hat, also variously known as a dunce cat, dunce’s cap, or dunce’s hat, is a pointed hat. A Dunce Hat is made of paper, marked with a D or the word ‘Dunce’, and used to humiliate and punish schoolchildren for misbehaviour or stupidity. While this is now […]
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 […]
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.
A funny looking hat! A Jester Hat also known as a joker hat, fool’s cap, fool’s hat etc is a distinctive hat made of cloth. A Jester Hat is floppy with three points, each of which has a jingle bell at the end. The Jester Hat’s three points represent the donkey’s ears and tail worn by jesters […]