Saturday, 28 May 2016

Reversible Acorn Hat

This medieval style acorn hat is reversible, 2 hats for one

I'm not sure why I'm pulling a odd face, some hats make me do this.

Below I'm studying the complexity of turning something inside out or outside in or perhaps outside out since both sides are the outside of the hat, who knows.

Acorn hats appeared mainly in the late 15th Century although they existed before and after this period.

The style of these hats can vary considerable both in hight and style, some are skull tight, some are comedy tall, this one fall in between.

Reversible Acorn Hat by Mike The Hat 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Viking Hat

Fur trimmed wool Viking hat

Viking hats were usually made of either wool, sheepskin, leather and fur. 

Each hat is made of 4 triangular panels sewn together to form a crown, sometimes close fitting skull cap style or looser like this one. 

They were were often trimmed with fur like this one or embroidery work. 

A medieval Icelandic law prohibited removing a hat from another person, if they did they could be fined, unless the hat had a chin strap then you could have throttled the person so the victim of the attempted hat removal could lawfully kill you in retaliation. Truth or website nonsense I'm not sure but made for a interesting fact.

This fur trimmed hat was from  Bohemia Beauty Ltd however all they show on their website is their glass object, the hat was made by the owners wife as a sideline to sell a Tewkesbury Medieval Fair.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Yes M'Lady

This a black peaked cap is one I have used as chauffeurs hat

The above photograph was taken when I chauffered my youngest brother to his wedding.

This style of hat is also associated with higher ranking British police officers, postmen but then they come with added badgers and decoration.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Time For Tea

Drinking earl grey tea from a fine bone china cup in the middle of war with the Zulu's then you need this hat.

This white Pith Helmet was used by the British Foreign Service and the British Army in the Zulu Wars. A replica of the helmet worn by the British 24th Regiment of Foot during the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879.

Made famous in the film 'Zulu' depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift where 150 soldiers fought off 4000 Zulu's.

Taller than other Pith Helmets its the origin of the British Police helmet

A Capital hat is it not