HISTORICAL HATS
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Period Headwear Chart

EGYPTIAN - ROMAN/GREEK Pg 1     11TH TO 16TH CENTURY  Page 2     17TH- 18TH CENTURY  Pg 3
19TH CENTURY Pg 4    20th CENTURY Pg 5

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ROMAN/GREEK


MEDIEVAL


RENAISSANCE

Choosing the correct hat style for the correct time frame is important. Hopefully you will find a hat style in the following chart. Simple how to instructions are listed under each picture.

MEDIEVAL

Philippe IV 12th Century

Find a simple crown for purchase. Embellish with
non-facetted stones.

Courtier of Charles V 14th Century

This is basically a turban wrap with the tail sticking out. I would put it on a base so it does not to be
re-wrapped.

Isabel of Bavaria 14th Century

Use buckram or other very stiff fabric. Cover with fashion fabric. Trim edges. Add non-faceted stones, crown & veil. Or buy this one and add a crown.

Lady in Waiting 14th Century

Use buckram or stiff inter-facing for the base. Cover with fashion fabric. Stiffen the veil
fabric with spray starch, attach.

Duke  15th Century

You can find a base felt hat with this shape. Add the decoration & hat band.

Richard III  15th Century

Use a stiff type of fabric with interfacing on the inside. Sew the crown and brim  together. Add jewel.

Yolande De Montaigue

Make a fabric circlet with stiff fabric. Add the veil.

One Horned Henin

Use buckram or stiff inter-facing for the base. Cover with fashion fabric. Add trim & veil.

RENAISSANCE
 

Edward

Similar to a flat cap. Use a stiff interfacing for the brim. Cover with fabric. Attach to the crown by pleating. The crown is a circle. Lining helps to keep the shape. Add a decorative hatband.
Anne Boleyn

The crown on the French hood needs to be made of buckram
or other very stiff material. Cover with fabric. Attach a veil in the back and a pleated ruffle to the front edge. Adorn with pearls or trim.
Muffin & Flat Cap

The muffin crown is a circle of fabric gathered onto a band of matching fabric. For the flat
cap use a circle of fabric but smaller than the muffin. Attach to a fabric covered stiffened oval shaped brim.
Biggins

This is sort of a biggins. The crown needs a stiff lining to be able to stand up. Sew a piece of fabric onto the end of the hat. Attach fabric to the front edge. Make sure you have enough to roll back. Tack.
Henry 8th

Use the flat cap instructions above. Use cotton velvet. When cutting the brim, cut the triangles out. The crown is a very small circle. Just big enough to cover the head.
Tall Hat
This hat is the most difficult of the Renaissance hats. The entire hat's base is created by first using buckram or other very stiff material. Create the crown and brim separately. The brim is slightly curved. Zig-zag wire to the outside edge of the brim and all edges of the crown. Attach brim to crown. Cover with fabric. Add a decorative hatband.
Felt Hat

Purchase a large wool body. Find a waterproof item in the shape you desire and that will fit your head. Plastic bowls and pots work well. Dampen the wool body and pull it onto your base. Secure to prevent slippage. At the secure point- make sure you leave some wool body below for the brim.
Flat Cap-Noble

See Flat cap instructions above. For noble hats use velvets, leather and silks. Add a decorative hatband.

EGYPTIAN - ROMAN/GREEK Pg 1     11TH TO 16TH CENTURY  Page 2     17TH- 18TH CENTURY  Pg 3

19TH CENTURY Pg 4    20th CENTURY Pg 5

 

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