"The cap maketh the man" or woman! Wonderful hats and caps worn through the ages. From the Wars of the Roses and the field of Flodden to the bloody battle of Culloden. From bold border Reivers to the wars of the three Kingdoms!! Over the sea to the North American French wars and back again to the sailors of Britain and the brave men of the Crimean War. Into the 20th century and the men and women of WWII.
Hand crafted 100% wool hats and caps for re-enactors, film, stage and museums. I specialize mainly in the 15th, 16th, 17th ,18th and 19th Centuries but I also include the Comforts for the Troops knitted hats of the Second World War. My hats and caps can also be worn in modern day settings.
I also specialize in producing the original Scots blue bonnet and its later variations, the Tam O Shanter and the Kilmarnock Bonnet (Infantry Forage cap).
All my caps and hats are hand-knitted to an extremely high standard, before being felted to give an authentic look. The wool is from British traditional-breed sheep of all varieties, some natural, some dyed, so my range of colours is wide and varied.
I also spin and dye most of my own wool .
If you are looking for a particular hat or cap from any period I can supply. If you are unsure as to the type of hat or cap you are looking for, I can advise. Then all I need is head size and preferred colour.
I can post to anywhere in the world.