Popular in Tudor and Elizabethan England, this style of hat was worn by both adults and children. Period painting and extant examples show that the brim is much smaller than most Ren Fair offerings. This one has a diameter of 10 1/2" with a brim that is approx. 1 1/2" on the medium size hat. The brim is stiffened with buckram and will vary about 1/8" as the sizes go up or down.
Queen Elizabeth passed a royal decree in the 16th century that all adults and children over the age of 7 MUST wear a flat cap on Sunday and holidays or be fined!
Mary Queen of Scots had her portrait painted while wearing one embellished with pearls.
Our unlined version is made of black velveteen and has a twisted cord hatband. A free feather is included. This listing is for the Flat cap with cord hatband only! The ruff is not available.
For our largest diameter (11 1/4") with a 2" brim or our smallest diameter (9 5/8") with a 1 1/4" brim, send us a custom order request.
Custom order a lined one with our fine accessories label for $15 extra. We also have wool and linen, convo us if interested.
Other colors may be ordered via custom order.
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