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 with one side laced up with soutache cord forming an "x" shape. This makes it easy to attach a fashion brooch because the felt is too thick to fasten one through it. We have long ostrich feathers available to slip through the laces or tuck between the crown and brim.
The hat crown is about 4” high and the brim is approx. 4” wide. It will be blocked and sized before shipping. Black only!
No feathers with this listing! Check in Feathers and Masks section for long ostrich feathers, pheasant tail feathers or peacock eyes that are available to slip through the laces or tuck between the crown and brim.
We can also add hat bands to this style. If interested in adding a hat band and/or feathers to your order, send a convo and we will give you FREE S&H for the additional items.
NOTE - Made to Order - Please allow a couple of days for us to make this hat especially for you!
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.
They can be found here: www.etsy.com/listing/777727203
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.
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
2XL - fits up to 24" head
3X - fits up to 24 5/8" head
NOTE: Order a 2X if your head measures larger than 24" and we will stretch it to fit.
We ship via USPS - Priority Mail - Insured for their safety and so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days once it is posted; plus, you can track your package on-line.
NEED FEATHERS? Check out the Supplies section!
Look for more hats in our Hats & Headwear section.
3-5 business days
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Nov 12, 2021
Exactly as described, and very fast shipping
Nov 2, 2021
Aug 2, 2021
Becca was terrific and very quick to resolve a minor sizing issue. The hat looks great and the service was terrific - thank you!
Mar 30, 2021
High quality product, fast and well packed shipping; we couldn't be more satisfied!
Mar 11, 2021
Great hat. sturdy, good material fits great!