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 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.
Other names for a Jester Hat
- Joker Hat
- Fool’s Cap
- Fool’s Hat
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