Based on a hat from the deposits at Spitzbergen and now on display in the Rijksmuseum, the original is dated c1650-1700.
My approximation features the same irregular stripes, small brim and eardents and has an undyed lining so that you can reverse the hat for two different styles.
Offered in commercially dyed yarns for an economical version with solid, vibrant shades of blue and orange, or (as shown) in naturally dyed woad and madder yarn for an extra £12.50 and a more subtle effect. The hat in the pictures used deliberately mottled yarns for a weathered look, but if you prefer a slightly more solid version, or a different undyed shade internally, no problem, just let me know and I'll select yarn accordingly.
This is generally a 'one size fits most' hat, but if you would like me to check it against your headsize when I block it, let me know the relevant measurement when ordering. As with all my custom hats, I'll send you a photo once its done so I can check its as you want it. Made to order. The way our order book is currently working, we open the shop approximately once a month for new commissions and shut it again once we have as many orders as we think we can realistically make over the next 6 weeks or so. Please be aware that your order may fall anywhere into that timescale. We'll always aim to be as prompt as we can.
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