Men’s Viking Hat

Men’s Viking Hat

$39.95

    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork and extant examples(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • Hat has a 6 panel design like existing examples
    • Made in Wool
    • Available in a medieval palette of natural and jewel tones
    • If you would like to order this in one of our patterned wools – use that selection in the drop down and specify which pattern(from the swatches below) in the notes of your order.
    • All interior seams finished
    • One size fits most

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About our Men's Viking Cap

Our Wool Viking Cap is a perfect accessory for any early period or viking persona. Our Cap is designed using a simple 6 panel style that has been documented since the early iron age. There are several surviving examples of this style of hat from bogs in Denmark and Germany. In artwork it is featured on carvings such as the Oseberg wagon and on Gotland picture stones. It is even referenced in the Kjalnesinga saga. This simple but unique hat is made of 100% wool in a variety of colors to coordinate with your viking ensemble. One size fits most.

About our Viking Age / Early Medieval Line

"AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter." - The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

In the late 8th century, Scandinavian sea-pirates sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne, heralding in the so-called Viking Age, a term applied to the eighth through eleventh centuries, in which Norsemen traders and raiders, explored Europe, and settled in Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Vinland. To the east, they set themselves up as the rulers of Russian Kiev, pressed into Anatolia and took service as the famed Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperors.

Our new Viking Age product line will be continuously growing with representations of the fashions of the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and Normans civilizations of this period. Regardless of which of these cultures one portrays, there are a number of common truths for Northern European fashion in this period. Linen was the most fabric for clothing, followed by a variety of different weight wools used for overtunics, cloaks and overdresses. Silk, as an extremely rare, luxury fabric, was only used for small trim or accents.

The period leading to the Viking Age was a conservative one, with localized cultures and limited trade. Consequently, many similarities of cut and fit exist between late Roman era Germanic dress and Viking era, Scandinavian clothes, until very late in the period.

Read more about Viking culture in our From the Pen of History article: The Gift of a Shirt

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Wool Colors:

Red, Burgundy, Royal Blue, Hunter Green, Purple, Black

Dark Brown, Camel, Patterned Wool (Please don’t hesitate to email, call or text us (708-502-1937) with any questions about available patterned wools)

Our Wool Viking Cap is a perfect accessory for any early period or viking persona. Our Cap is designed using a simple 6 panel style that has been documented since the early iron age. There are several surviving examples of this style of hat from bogs in Denmark and Germany. In artwork it is featured on carvings such as the Oseberg wagon and on Gotland picture stones. It is even referenced in the Kjalnesinga saga. This simple but unique hat is made of 100% wool in a variety of colors to coordinate with your viking ensemble. One size fits most.

About our Viking Age / Early Medieval Line

“AD. 793. This year came dreadful fore-warnings over the land of the Northumbrians, terrifying the people most woefully: these were immense sheets of light rushing through the air, and whirlwinds, and fiery dragons flying across the firmament. These tremendous tokens were soon followed by a great famine: and not long after, on the sixth day before the ides of January in the same year, the harrowing inroads of heathen men made lamentable havoc in the church of God in Holy-island (Lindisfarne), by rapine and slaughter.” – The Anglo Saxon Chronicle

In the late 8th century, Scandinavian sea-pirates sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne, heralding in the so-called Viking Age, a term applied to the eighth through eleventh centuries, in which Norsemen traders and raiders, explored Europe, and settled in Normandy, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland, and Vinland. To the east, they set themselves up as the rulers of Russian Kiev, pressed into Anatolia and took service as the famed Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emperors.

Our new Viking Age product line will be continuously growing with representations of the fashions of the Norse, Anglo-Saxons and Normans civilizations of this period. Regardless of which of these cultures one portrays, there are a number of common truths for Northern European fashion in this period. Linen was the most fabric for clothing, followed by a variety of different weight wools used for overtunics, cloaks and overdresses. Silk, as an extremely rare, luxury fabric, was only used for small trim or accents.

The period leading to the Viking Age was a conservative one, with localized cultures and limited trade. Consequently, many similarities of cut and fit exist between late Roman era Germanic dress and Viking era, Scandinavian clothes, until very late in the period.

Read more about Viking culture in our From the Pen of History article: The Gift of a Shirt

Drawing after Hats from the bog, Soegaard Moses, Denmark – a skin cap found on a body in a viking era bog (partially reconstructed)

Drawing after find at Tollmund, Denmark circa 3-400 B.C.

A viking man shows off his complete linen wardrobe, topped with a patterned wool cap. He wears a brown tunic, held closed with a brooch, over a pair of burgundy linen pants, the calf’s of which are wrapped by a pair of black wool leg wraps. he finishes the look with a Dark green and blue viking coat, held closed with a brown leather belt, and a pair of viking boots.

A man shows off his hunter green wool cap, with a black wool tunic held closed with a simple round brooch.

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