Vive la revolution!
This hand knit Liberty Cap is made with top quality wool yarn in bright red. Attached to the crown is a 2.5" cockade in red, white, and blue (or blue, white, and red). The cockade is removeable and attached with a bar pin. Shown above with a silver or gold Fleur de Lis button. We also have silver or gold stars, if you would like a more "American" style. The elongated tip of the hat is sewn in place to mimic the style of hats worn by Revolutionaries in France in the late 1700s.
This hat will fit most head sizes up to 23". If your head circumference is larger that 23" please let us know and we will adjust it to fit you.
If you would like a different color or style of cockade, or even a different color hat, please message us and we can create a custom order just for you!
First worn in Rome, this style of hat was adopted by the French during the French Revolution. It became a rallying icon of the Parisian working class and mocking image of the elaborate wigs worn by aristocrats and the red hats of the Bishops. The caps were knitted by women sitting next to the guillotines, called "tricoteuses", who were said to continue knitting them between exectuions. Today, they are still worn to celebrate Bastille Day and still depicted on the national allegory, Marianne.
In American history, they were adopted in print on national propaganda as an attribute of Liberty. Later, the symbol of republicanism and anti-monarchial sentiment appeared in the United States as headgear of Columbia, who in turn was visualized as a goddess-like female national personification of the United States and of Liberty herself.
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Jul 14, 2022
Nicely put together using quality materials. Handsome and classy cap. Thank you!