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Cuff Cap – 14th Century Onwards – £42.00
Flodden era cuff cap. 
This cap is heavily felted in wool and has a turned back cuff.
Brow size is essential in order for it to fit securely on the head.  Please indicate on order your head size and preferred colour.
Archers Cap – 14th Century Onwards – £40.00
Flodden era woolen cap as above but without a cuff.
Brow size is essential in order for it to fit securely on the head. Please indicate on order your head size and preferred colour.
Archers Roll – 14th Century Onwards – £35.00
The cap is suitable for the 15th century or early 16th century.
The cap is lightly felted to give a flexible but firm fit to the head and features the ‘roll’ at the edge. Available in all colours of wool, either dyed or natural. It comes with a secular or religious pewter badge (at an extra charge). (please note I cannot supply individual choice i.e. a certain Saint or House badge) so please indicate, secular or religious  when ordering.
Late 16th Century Cap – £50.00
This cap is based on a portrait of William Maitland of Lethington, a Scottish politician at the Court of Regent Mary of Guise and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Heavily felted with a deep cuff and decorative badge.
Available in all natural and dyed colours. Badge included in the price.
Scribe/Lawyer/Clerical Cap 15th Century Onwards – £45.00
This cap is based on the caps worn by scribes, lawyers, ministers or the Kirk etc.
It can be work worn over a ‘kerch’ (a skull cap), if preferred (kerch not supplied).
It is usually knitted in black but can be created in any colour required.
I have supplied to many societies over the world and also for the BBC production of Hillary Mantle’s ‘Wolf Hall’.
Early Tudor Tabbed Cap – £50.00
Early 16th century cap with tabs.  Suitable for Henry VIII, James IV/V period.
Heavily felted in pure British wool and has adjustable corded headband to give the cap a secure fit.
Available in all natural and dyed colours.
A badge can be included (at an extra charge), choice can be either a secular or religious pewter badge. (please note I cannot supply individual choice i.e. a certain Saint or House badge) so please indicate, secular or religious when ordering.
Monmouth Cap – 15th Century Onwards – £30.00
Traditional Monmouth Cap, 100% felted wool.  They are made from various sheep wool, Swaledale, (cream)  Herdwick, (mid grey) Suffolk, (light grey/fawn as per illustration above) Jacob Black, (dark brown), Jacob Grey (brown/grey mix). All these are  natural colours.

These hats have been worn from the 14th century through to modern times.  They are mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry the V.

The distinctive feature of the hat is the double ribbed headband with a loop.  This enables the hat to be worn over the ears or turned back to expose the ears.  The loop allows it to be hung from a belt or breastplate.  The cap also has a covered wooden button at the centre of the crown. It is useful worn under a helmet for padding or also as a headcover for soldiers or sailors. This cap can also be turned back over the ears.
Irish Monmouth Cap – 15th Century Onwards – £50.00
These caps are identical to the Peter the Great hats.  They are knitted in 100% British traditional sheep wool and are heavily felted to make them weatherproof.  As they are heavily felted brow size is essential. 
For illustration of Irish Soldier wearing one of these see my ‘Rogues Gallery’.
Full-Brimmed Statute Cap – £50.00
The full brimmed Tudor (Statute) Cap has been knitted in 100% British wool and has been heavily felted.
Suitable for the Tudor, Jacobean and Civil war period.  In fact I have sold a few of these for modern everyday wear.
Tellerbarret/Landsknecht Cap – £60.00
This is my interpretation of the 16th century Renaissance Soldiers headwear.  Taken from the woodcuts of the period.  The cap is knitted and heavily felted, has a matching chin strap, coloured decorative cord round the hat and is adorned with flamboyant ostrich feathers. The brim is not as large as the woodcut but is enough to protect the eyes and not interfere with any weaponry. Please note kerch is not included.
 
Made from 100% British felted wool.  Is available in any colour. 
Split-brimmed Statute Cap with Feathers – £60.00
Similar to the Tellerbarret cap but is available in any dyed/natural wool colour. Please indicate colour choice when ordering.
Split-Brimmed Tudor Statute Cap – £50.00
16th/17th Century split brim statue/holbien cap.  100% felted wool.  Various colours available.

These caps have been worn from the early 16th century to the mid to late 17th century.  They are heavily felted with drawstring through the headband so are adjustable to all head sizes.  The cap comes with an additional coloured decorative ropeband around the cap. 

The caps are unisex, worn over a coif for the woman, or without coif for the man.

Also available in a short brimmed version.
Traditional Light Blue Scots Bonnet – £50.00
THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS HEADWEAR FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY.
Traditional Scots Bonnet in 100% felted wool. These bonnets have a double ribbed headband with a drawstring so are adjustable to fit all head sizes. They have been heavily felted to make them waterproof and to give them extra weight. The bonnets are made from Leicester Blue Face sheep wool which makes them very comfortable to wear. They come in three traditional colours, woad (light blue), indigo and dark blue, but can be knitted up in any colour required. (See the Scots Bonnets below ) The blue colours are suitable for the above period.
Traditional Indigo Scots Bonnet – £50.00
THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS HEADWEAR FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY.
Traditional Scots Bonnet in 100% felted wool. These bonnets have a double ribbed headband with a drawstring so are adjustable to fit all head sizes. They have been heavily felted to make them waterproof and to give them extra weight. The bonnets are made from Leicester Blue Face sheep wool which makes them very comfortable to wear. They come in three traditional colours, woad (light blue), indigo and dark blue, but can be knitted up in any colour required. (See the Scots Bonnets below ) The blue colours are suitable for the above period.
Traditional Dark Blue Scots Bonnet £50.00
THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS HEADWEAR FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY.
Traditional Scots Bonnet in 100% felted wool. These bonnets have a double ribbed headband with a drawstring so are adjustable to fit all head sizes. They have been heavily felted to make them waterproof and to give them extra weight. The bonnets are made from Leicester Blue Face sheep wool which makes them very comfortable to wear. They come in three traditional colours, woad (light blue), indigo and dark blue, but can be knitted up in any colour required. (See the Scots Bonnets below ) The blue colours are suitable for the above period.
Traditional Scots Bonnets in Natural/Dyed Wool – £50.00 each
THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS HEADWEAR FROM THE 16TH TO THE 18TH CENTURY.
Traditional Scots Bonnet in 100% felted wool. These bonnets have a double ribbed headband with a drawstring so are adjustable to fit all head sizes. They have been heavily felted to make them waterproof and to give them extra weight. The bonnets are made from Leicester Blue Face sheep wool which makes them very comfortable to wear. They come in three traditional colours, woad (light blue), indigo and dark blue, but can be knitted up in any colour required. (See the Scots Bonnets below ) The blue colours are suitable for the above period.
Scots Bonnet (Jacobite) – £51.00
When Prince Charles Edward Stuart arrived at Glenfinnan in 1745, he plucked a white rose and placed it on his hat hence the white cockade became the sign of the Jacobite supporters of his rebellion.

These bonnets are identical to the earlier Scots bonnet but carry the “White Cockade” symbol.  They are made from 100% pure Leicester Blue faced sheep wool and are heavily felted to make them waterproof and give extra weight.  They have a double ribbed headband with a drawstring so are suitable for all head sizes.  These bonnets come in the traditional colours of woad (light blue), indigo and dark blue (see previous bonnet pictures above for colour illustrations).  All these colours are suitable for the period.
Red Scots Bonnet with Saltire – £51.00
Flodden Era Scots Bonnet.  As Scots Bonnet above but with Saltire Badge to show allegiance to the Stewart King James IV.
Can be knitted in any colour.  Please indicate when ordering.
Traditional Tam O’Shanter – £50.00
The Traditional Tam ‘O’ Shanter Bonnet.  Named after Burns’ famous character, this traditional bonnet has been worn in Scotland since the mid 18th century to the present day. 
Made from 100% British wool (can be made in natural or dyed wool) it has been heavily felted to make it waterproof and comes with a ‘Toorie’ (pom pom) on the centre of the crown. It also has a drawstring through the headband to make it snug and adjustable.
I made one of these Tam O’Shanter for the National Trust of Scotland’s ‘Tam O’Shanter’ Video in the New Robert Burns Centre in Alloway.

Montgomery Highlander Bonnet – £50.00
The 77th Montgomery Highlanders were raised in the 1750’s to fight in the British army against the French in the Indian/French wars of North America.
This heavily felted dark blue bonnet has a distinctive red band and is finished by the red ‘toorie’ at the center of the crown.
Made with 100% Leicester blue face sheep wool.
Short-Brimmed Cap – £50.00
This cap has a shorter crown depth than the brimmed monmouth. It is worn just above the eyebrows so  head measurement at this point is essential.  The cap is knitted double and is extremely warm and weatherproof.  Please indicate colour  when ordering.
Suitable for 16th to 18th century.
Thrum Cap – £50.00
The Thrum Cap.  A heavily felted cap worn by soldiers, sailors and civilians form the 16th century onwards.
Can be made in most colours and head sizes.
I supplied a few of these caps for ‘Tulip Fever’ movie a few years ago.
WWII Balaclava – £45.00
WW2 Balaclava, taken from the ‘Comforts for the Soldiers’ official pattern of the 1940’s. Knitted in 100% British wool and is available in British Khaki (light-midbrown with green tinge), and Navy.
All colours are suitable for the above period.
WWII Brimmed Balaclava – £45.00
WW2 Helmet Balaclava, taken from the ‘Comforts for the Soldiers’ official pattern of the 1940’s. Knitted in 100% British wool and is available in British Khaki  (light-midbrown with green tinge), and Navy.
All colours are suitable for the above period.
WWII Helmet Cap £30.00
WW2 pull on wool cap. 100% wool in British khaki and navy