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COMPLETE YOUR LATE PERIOD LOOK WITH THE RIGHT HAT!

WIDE BRIM HAT
Often called "cavalier hats" because they became well-known during the 17th century in connection with the musketeers, these wide brim hats were popular all through the Renaissance period. During the 16th century the German mercenary soldiers (Landsknechte) wore them with the brims slashed and rolled or pinned up various ways with lots of feathers. Use your imagination to create the look that fits your personality! (Pin and feather not included)

BLACK ONLY!
H11A
Wide Brim Hat
35.00
Sizes Color
Please send head measurements around the forehead if you are unsure of size!

PENANNULAR BROOCH/PIN
This is the perfect brooch to pin up the brim of your "Cavalier" hat. Unlike a modern pin this sturdy "circle" brooch is handmade and strong enough to pass through two layers of felt and come back through without breaking. PLUS when you tuck feathers into the turned up brim the circle of the brooch holds them in place.

J21
Brooch/Pin
10.00
Metal
OSTRICH FEATHERS


These top quality large ostrich plumes show the natural markings on the feathers. They are excellent for making feather fans or adding panache to your headwear.
Much larger than most ostrich feathers found in craft stores, these measure 18-24" long.
A12
Ostrich Feather
$5.00
Color
PEACOCK FEATHERS

These peacock tail feathers show the peacock "eye" in its natural colors. Excellent for making fans or use one or more tucked in the brim of your headwear. They are the larger ones and measure between 24 - 36" in length.
A11
Peacock Feather
$3.00

PHEASANT FEATHERS

Natural tail feathers from the ring-tailed or golden pheasant add a nice variety to the other feathers in your hat.
OR wear it alone as a subtle fashion statement tucked into the brim of your hunter's cap.
They measure from 16"-30" long

A13
Pheasant Feather
$3.00

MILITARY TRICORN

This is a traditional tricorn, a felt hat turned up on three sides. The sides are slightly rolled and stitched to form a military style hat. Add an edge trim and a cockade (a round ribbon metallion) to become an officer!

Small, Medium, Large, XL
BLACK ONLY!
H11B
Military Tricorn
45.00
Color Size

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PIRATE TRICORN
With the sides stitched vertical, the tricorn becomes a pirate hat. Add an assortment of feathers and trade beads for embellishments or even edge trim if you want to be captain of the ship!
H11C
Priate Tricorn
45.00
Color Size
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TRADE BEADS

The trade beads are made of metal beads, colored glass beads and contain a least one bone skull bead and 2 coin pendants. Bead designs will vary.
TB1
Trade Beads
12.00
Color

Coronet not included!
Color Size
HUNTER'S CAP

This style of hat was worn at least 3 centuries without changing a great deal because it was a functional cap worn by hunters and travelers. In period it was called a "bycocket" from the French words bec cocquet meaning "bird's beak or cock's beak". We call it the period baseball cap because it can be worn with the bill towards the front or facing behind. There are many paintings with the brim turned one way or another. The brim shaded the eyes on a sunny day and when worn backwards on a rainy day, it kept the rain off the neck. A very practical design!
S, M, L, XL - See sizing chart below
Black, Brown, White, Red
H14
Hunter's Cap
$35.00
Color Size
4-Sided Slashed Hat

Many small felt hats with various styles of slashed brims and ties were worn in England, Flanders, Spain, France and Italy as early as the 14th century and grew to popularity during the Renaissance. This small felt hat appears 4-sided because of the 4 slashes. Can be laced to the outside and aglets (metal tips) added to the laces for another stylish look worn among the nobility.
S, M, L, XL - See sizing chart below
BLACK ONLY

H12A
4-Sided Slashed Hat
45.00
Color Size
Slashed & Laced w/Bow Hat


Another style of the slashed and tied hat popular during the Renaissance. This one has multiple slashes laced together and tied with a bow. Paintings show the bow can be worn in the front or in the back. The side "tabs" can be rolled under for a different look.

S, M, L, XL - See sizing chart below
BLACK ONLY!
H13A
Multi Slashed & Laced Hat
$45.00


VELVETEEN FLAT HAT
Called a "flat cap" in England and worn by King Henry VIII, this style of hat made its appearance on the fashion scene in the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth exacted sumptuary laws around 1565 which ordered middle class citizens over 7 years of age to wear a flat cap on Sundays and holidays or pay a fine! It was popular in other countries as well; evidence in paintings shows both, Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and King Felipe of Spain wore flat hats in their youth and as adults.

Often it was worn alone, but there are paintings showing it being worn over a coif, caule or crispinette.

H10A
Flat Hat
$30.00
Sizes
Color

PEARLED FLAT CAP

Many of the paintings show the flat cap decorated with brooches, pearls, bows, aglets, cording and feathers. Here is our version of the decorated flat cap waiting for your fancy brooch and fluffy feathers! Pearls are individually knotted and glued.

H10B
Lined Flat Hat w/Pearls (shown)
$79.00
Sizes
Color
QUILTED & PEARLED FLAT CAP

This flat cap takes decorating a little farther with the pearls attached at the intersections of diamonds or squares quilted with metallic thread. Pearls are individually knotted and glued.
H10C
Lined Flat Hat w/Quilting & Pearls
$99.00
Sizes
Color

OUR SIZING CHART FOR HATS
Head measurements are to be taken around the area the hat is to be worn, i.e. high on forehead for flat caps, low on forehead from a cavalier hat, forehead to nape for snoods, etc. Normally head measurements fall in the 21" to 24" range. Felt hats will stretch as they are worn!

If you still aren't sure which size you need, please send us your measurements and we will help you decide.

SIZING CHART
Hat SizesMeasurements
SMALL
21 1/8" - 21 1/2"
MEDIUM
21 7/8" - 22 1/4"
LARGE
22 5/8" - 23"
XLARGE
23 1/2" - 23 7/8"
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