Saturday, 1 August 2015

Robin Hoods Hat

This hat seems to be generally known as a Robin Hood Hat although its also been named a Bycocket.

Made famous by Errol Flynn as Robin Hood, this hat makes perfect sense, as an archer hat the front brim provides a bit shade and the lack of the brim at the sides stops the hat interfering with the draw of the bow string.

Since Robin Hood is just a legend all I can say is it was worn in 14th Century illustrations.

I tried archery for a bit with long bow during my many years as a medieval re-enactor, I didn't get hooked preferring the fun of hand to hand combat with a sword, axe or polearm.

This hat was purchased from Mike the Hat while he was trading at Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.