Felt Bycocket - Laced Gothic Hat - Hunter's Cap - SCA Robin Hood Hat

$53.10 $59.00

This Hunter's Cap has many names. One of the most popular is a Robin Hood hat. It was worn for at least 3 centuries without changing a great deal because it was a functional cap worn by hunters and travelers. In period it was called a "bycocket" from the French words "bec cocquet" meaning bird's beak or cock's beak. I've seen paintings where it is worn with cotehardies and with houpelunds. Women also wore them with gorgets when going on "the hunt" with the men.

We call it the period baseball cap because it can be worn with the bill towards the front or facing behind. There are many paintings with the brim turned one way or another. The brim shaded the eyes on a sunny day and when worn backwards on a rainy day, it kept the rain off the neck. A very practical design!

This listing is for a black felt hat with black laces on the sides and back, plus a black ostrich feather approx. 12" long.

This same black bycocket can be purchased with red laces and red feather.
OR...white laces and white feather. Pictures with colored laces and feathers will be posted soon!

S-M fits heads up to 22 1/2"
L-XL fits heads up to 24"
(Instructions will be included on how to stretch the felt slightly, if necessary, for comfort.)

We ship via USPS Priority Mail - Insured so that you will receive your order in 2-3 days once it is posted, plus you can track it on-line.
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Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
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  • Items on sale

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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