Stuck a feather in his hat and called it Macaroni! Are you proud to Be A Yankee Doodle Dandy? Wear this American Red, White, and Blue Cockade on your trimmed tricorn hat. Be Patriotic All Year Round! A Macaroni (ostrich feather) will be added free of charge! Plus you get $5 off when you buy the cockade with a hat. See history notes below for a good laugh!
This three cornered hat is made from top quality wool felt. The edges have been trimmed even and a 1/2" Red Gimp Trim has been added. The sides are held up or "cocked" with middy braid laces in an "x shape.
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!
Measure around your forehead if you are unsure of your size. If you will be wearing a wig with this hat, please measure while wearing the wig. If you do not have the wig yet, we will add an extra size to help accommodate it. Just let us know!
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
The cockade is made with 5/8" wide grosgrain ribbon and measures approx. 4" across. It has an antiqued star shank button in its center. There is a bar pin on the back for attaching it to clothing or a cloth hat.
CAUTION: The pin will not go through a felt hat without bending and possibly breaking. Please stitch your hat side up with thread or a thin ribbon and then attach the pin to the stitching.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail - Insured so that you will receive your purchase in 2-3 days once the package is posted, plus you can track it on-line.
NON-REFUNDABLE ITEMS - Custom Orders, Sale Items, Worn Clothing, Hand-Strung Rosaries, Feathers, Fans, Mink Flea-furs or other fragile items.
NOTE - All sales are FINAL on Items bought for photo shoots, weddings, performances or any other one-time project.
History Note - Yankee Doodle and Macaroni Feather
“Yankee Doodle” was not always the proud, patriotic ditty we know today. It was originally sung by British soldiers in mockery of the rough, unsophisticated, American colonials they had to fight alongside during the French and Indian War. The thrust of it was “look at these ridiculous yokels!”
In the 18th century young British men of means spent some time on the European continent doing the Grand Tour, absorbing art, history, and language and becoming all-around cultured and sophisticated. When they returned, they brought back outlandish high-fashion clothes and mannerisms, and a taste for exotic Italian dishes like macaroni. As a group they were numerous and noticeable enough to get their own nickname. They were "Macaroni."
Yankee Doodle, bumbling bumpkin that he was, tried his best to imitate the latest style, but only embarrassed himself in the attempt. Thinking himself a fashionable dandy, he stuck a feather in his cap and somehow thought that was Macaroni. That was something a doodle (meaning fool or simpleton) dandy would do.
It turned out the rustic, ragtag Americans weren’t much insulted by this and started singing the song themselves. It had a catchy tune, and they were never out to win any best-dressed awards anyway.
Not only did "Yankee Doodle" end up a staple of the American patriotic songbook, it gave us one of our most useful words, dude, which originally meant dandy and was formed off of doodle. So call it what you want, Dude. Yankee Doodle's cool with it.
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