Hand knitted in British wool then heavily fulled to provide extra warmth the shaping of this cap is based on a number of surviving examples in the Rijksmuseum and also from the wreck of the Machault. May be made completely plain (very adjustable for height & drape) or with the slight shaping to accommodate the ears that is a feature of a number of the originals (less height adjustable).
These are 'double caps' and look rather like a flat rugby ball when laid out, one end is tucked into the other to create a double thickness cap which can be worn with more or less bagging on top.
These caps are particularly suitable for seventeenth and eighteenth century wear. This hat will be knit to order and can be made in pretty much any shade you wish. Red is very popular, as is brown, blue or natural undyed white. I can also make these two tone, with the inside a different colour than the outside to give a fully reversible hat, or striped in any colour combination.
IMade 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.