Although we call this a cavalier hat because of its connection to the Musketeers in the 17th century, it was actually made popular during the 16th century by the Lansquenets, German mercenary soldiers, who decorated them with cuts and slashes, braids and feathers....lots of feathers! Of course, it was worn much earlier and in other countries as well, but not as flamboyantly.
This Listing is for a wide brim felt hat, pinned up on the side with a circle brooch. No feather!
The hat crown is about 4” high and the brim is approx. 4 to 5” wide. Black only!
The penannular circle brooch is approx. 1 3/4 wide and has a 2 1/4" tang. Let us know if your want a brass or stainless steel brooch.
The wool felt body will be blocked and sized when finished.
NOTE - Made to Order - Please allow a couple of days for us to make this hat especially for you!
NOTICE: Please measure around your forehead and send us that measurement so we can block the hat especially for you. Below is a guideline for ordering the size felt blank we will use in making your hat. Order a 2X if your head measures larger than 24" and we will stretch it to fit.
S - fits up to 21 1/2" head
M - fits up to 22 1/2" head
L - fits up to 23" head
XL - fits up to 23 1/2" head
2X - fits up to 24" head
3X - fits up to 24 5/8" head
We ship via USPS - Priority Mail - Insured for their safety and so that you will receive your hat in 2-3 days once it is posted; plus, you can track your package on-line.
ATTENTION: We highly recommend a Hat Jack for any of your wool felt hats to keep them from shrinking as well as maintaining their proper shape. When the sides of a hat are "cocked" up, it has a tendency to become misshaped when in storage due to moisture in the atmosphere as well as perspiration.
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Oct 11, 2022
I love this hat. Shipped quickly. Fits really well and comfortable to wear. Stays on even while moving quickly on horseback.
Oct 6, 2022
good quality, fits very well.
Aug 19, 2022
It’s a great quality hat and feels good on the head. Can’t wait to wear it out for the upcoming ren fest. Highly recommend :)
Jan 4, 2022
I’ve never had such a good experience on Etsy. It came quickly the owners were responsive and the quality is amazing.
Oct 9, 2021
I had to order the largest size available and was afraid it wouldn't fit. it my pleasant surprise it fits perfectly! The hat feels sturdy and the brooch is simple but nice and included inside the package are instructions for shaping and styling the felt. Overall I am very pleased with the material, shipping, and contact from the owner. I would gladly buy from this store again.