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Wool Brimmed Hat


    • Based on contemporary medieval artwork(see Historical Inspirations below)
    • A classic style appropriate for wide variety of time periods
    • 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.
    • No visible machine stitching
    • One size fits most – fits up 23 3/4″


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

Dark Brown, Camel, Patterned Wool (email, call or text us (708) 502-1937) with any questions about available patterned wools)

Note: Please note, with the difficulty of accurately representing colors on a variety of monitors, the color names are meant as descriptions along with the swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Wool, Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

Head-coverings were a critical component of dress in the Middle Ages. Hats were common with men and women of all classes, and came in a wide variety of forms, and made of a wide variety of materials. Men wore their hats alone or over a hood or coif. Our men’s hats are based on a pattern that dates from circa 1315 to 1440 and is such a universal style that it is appropriate from the Late 13th century into the early Renaissance.

Drawing after a detail of an illuminated MS 738 fol. 312 circa 1400 in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after a detail of statue of Thietmar circa 1300 in Naumburg Cathedral, Naumburg, Germany

Drawing after a brass of Robert Braunche circa 1364 in The Church of St. Margaret with St. Nicholas King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England

Drawing after a fragment of an extant hat from an archeological excavation at Baynard’s Castle, London circa the 2nd quarter of the 14th century

Drawing after The Poems of Piers the Ploughman circa 1377 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, England

Drawing after a detail of an illuminated MS fr. 364 fol. 197r. circa 1315 in the Bibliotheque National, Paris, France

Drawing after a detail in the Lutrell Psalter circa 1340 British Museum, London, England

Drawing after a detail from a 15th century MS in The British Museum, London, England

Drawing after an embroidery on the Reliquary of St. Martin circa 1440 in the Musee Historique des Tissus, Lyons, France

A man peruse’s a merchant’s wares. He wears a gold linen tunic and a pair of sage green linen chauses, which would be tied to his braies underneath. He adds yet another splash of color with his bright blue wool garters and slate blue short tailed hood. The look is completed with a black belt, pair of black ankle boots, and of course, a wool brimmed hat.

A man ready for winter in a full wool wardrobe. he wears a simple hunter green wool tunic, slightly rolled at the cuff to reveal his undershirt, and a bright orange wool dagged hood. Not shown are his camel wool chauses, tied to his braise, and the garters that hold them in place. To finish the look he of course has the brimmed hat, as well as a decorated belt and a pair of brown ankle boots.


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