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Hats UK - Hats info
Category: General technical and industrial > Hats
Date & country: 28/03/2012, UK
Words: 123

Baseball cap
Cloth cap with brim. Originally worn by baseball players ,now worn as a general leisure hat.

A expensive felt hat made from felted beaver fur. Bearskin A large furry high crowned hat, which is part of a uniform worn by the Coldstream Guards

Cap made from felt, felted jersey or fabric with soft, wide, circular crown.

Best stuff
19th century term for rabbit fur, including the backs and the best parts of the sides mixed together.

Hat of the late 18th and early 19th century wide brims were folded up to form two points.

Square cap worn by clergy the crown has three or four projections.

A wooden form used as a mould to shape, by hand a brim or crown.

Flat-topped hat with small flat brim. traditionally, made of stiffened straw braid.

Women's or girl's head-dress, with deep brim and ribbons to tie under the chin.

Bonnet rouge
Red cap worn during the French Revolution as a symbol of liberty.

Oval hat with round, rigid crown and a small, shaped, curved brim. Also known as a derby, because the style was made popular by the Earl of Derby in 19th century England.

Bridal veil
White or ivory veil worn during wedding ceremony.

Projecting edge of a hat.

Stiff netting used to make hats. May be blocked or sewn. Once used by milliners to make blocks for limited use. Bumping Term used for the process of final felting of a hood, further compressing and felting of hoods done in a bumping machine.

A close-fitting skull cap as worn by the Roman Catholic Clergy.

Canadian Mountie's Stetson
Official head-dress of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Boater (French).

A hat with a small brim at the front.

Roughly shaped crown and brim of felt or straw, to be blocked into hat shape.

Preliminary treatment of wool or fur with acids, to curl the hairs. Produces a reddish-yellow colour which is the origin of the name.

French term for milliners. Named after St Catherine the patron saint of milliners. The 27th of November is St Catherine's Day.

Historical term for a a net or close-fitting indoor head-dress, or the plain back part of the same.

Cavalier hat
A wide-brimmed, plumed hat worn by cavaliers in the 17th century the right side of the brim was pinned up to the crown so that the wearer's sword arm could move freely above the shoulder.

Chef's hat
White, starched bonnet with tall crown . French tradition states that a chef's hat should have 100 pleats to represent the number of different ways in which a great chef can prepare eggs. Chira Indian Turban

Women's hat of the 1920's. Close-fitting round crown, with no brim or a small flare at the brim edge.

Coalman hat
A short visor cap with a protective flap at the back, derived from a hat worn by English coal deliverers to protect their backs from dust.

Ornamental rosette of ribbon or cloth, worn on a hat as a badge of office or as a decoration.

Cocked hat
An old-fashioned three-cornered hat.

Head-cover worn by nuns as part of their habit, often with long veils.

Conically shaped hood of felt or straw used as a base for blocking small hat shapes or crowns.

Coolie hat
A shallow conical straw hat with a large brim to protect wearer from the sun.

Small crown worn by members of nobility as a symbol of rank.

Cowboy hat
(see ten gallon) Hat with high crown and wide brim, originally worn by cow hands. Usually made of felt or leather.

Head-dress usually made of gold and worn as a symbol of sovereignty by monarchs. Also see Rastafarian

The top part of a hat.

Crush hat
A collapsible opera hat.

Deer stalker
A hunting cap with visors at the front and back, and ear-flaps that can be tied up over the crown. Made famous by the fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Another name for a Bowler hat.

A jeweled headband.

The action of partially removing a hat by males as a sign of respect

Easter bonnet
Women's hat A new spring style to be worn at Easter.

English driving cap
Low-profile cap, originally only for men, with small brim at the front. Crown may be tailored with side panels, or gored.

Feather head-dress
Ceremonial and symbolic head-cover worn by chiefs of North American Indian tribes.

A brimmed soft felt hat with a tapered crown that is dented lengthways. It comes originally from the Austrian Tyrol and is named after FEDORA a play by the French dramatist Victorien Sardou which was shown in Paris in 1882.

Cloth made from wool, fur or hair, compacted (felted) by rolling and pressing, in the presence of heat and moisture.

Brimless, conical, flat-topped cap with a tassel attached at the top center. Men's head-cover, made of red felt, worn in Islamic cultures.

A band for the hair.

Fish tail
Ribbon with a decorative v-shape cut at the end.

Forage cap
Military cap with a small brim.

Tumbling and pounding of cloth in hot water to induce felting.

Fur felt
Any hood or capeline of felt made from fur fibers.

Garbo hat
Slouch hat. (a soft, broad-brimmed hat)

Gaucho hat
A black felt hat with a wide flat brim and shallow flat-topped crown.

Collapsible top hat. [French, from the maker's name.]

Highlander's cap of thick-milled woolen cloth, generally rising to a point in front, with ribbons hanging down behind

Item of dress worn on the head, from a word of Saxon origin meaning hood.

Protective or ceremonial head-cover for soldiers.

A high conical hat with a veil attached at the top, worn by women during the 15th century.

A covering for a Muslim woman's head and face, sometimes reaching the ground, often accompanied by the niqab (face veil).

A man's hat, made of felt, with a narrow upturned brim, and a depression in the top.

Cone or capelin of felt or straw for making hats.

Hair from a horse's mane or tail; a mass of such hairs; a fabric woven from horsehair.

Jockey cap
Cloth cap with close-fitting 6-panel crown and wide brim at the front.

Juliet Cap
A round close-fitting skullcap worn by women. the style dates back to the Renaissance.

Jute Hood
Cone, capeline or sheet materiel made of jute fiber. Kalpak A triangular Turkish or Tatar felt cap.

Liberty cap
Phrygian cap.

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The craft of making hats.

Flat, square head-cover worn by professors and students for solemn academic occasions.

Short fibers extending above the surface of cloth, fabric or felt, creating a soft, downy effect such as on velvet.

Night cap
Men's cap worn informally indoors from the 16th to the 19th century. The cap had a deep crown made of four segments, with the edge turned up to form a close brim.

Face veil worn by Islamic women, together with the hijab (head-cover).

The name given straw woven in Ecuador, as well as Peru and Colombia.

Panama hat
Straw hat made with panama straw .

Paper panama
Cone or capeline made of Japanese Toyo paper, woven to imitate natural Panama can be 1x1 or 2x2 weave.

A two over two weave of sisal fiber used to make cones and capelines. Available in 5 grades, depending on the fineness of the fiber, it is lightweight, resilient and takes dye well.


Phrygian cap
Conical cap with the top bent forward, named for an ancient people of Asia Minor. Worn as a symbol during the French Revolution, it is now also known as the cap of liberty.

Picture hat
A hat with a very wide brim.


Pith helmet
Helmet of cork or pith (dried spongy tissue from the sola plant), covered with cloth.

Plug Hat
See Top Hat

(Hatters Plush) Cloth of silk or cotton, with a longer and softer nap than velvet.

Plush hats
Men's hat, usually Top Hats of plush, an imitation of napped beaver hats.

Pompon a fluffy or woolly ball, tuft, or tassel.

Pompon a fluffy or woolly ball, tuft, or tassel.

Rubbing down the outside of felt hats with pumice stone, sand paper or emery paper to produce a very smooth surface.

Black felt hat with high conical crown and narrow straight brim, worn by the Puritans during the 17th century. It was usually trimmed with a buckle at the front.

A natural straw from Madagascar, the Raffia palm or its leaf-bast. available in cones, capelines, braids and hanks.

Royal Ascot
The world famous English horse race meeting at Ascot, dating from the early 18th century, is particularly renowned for Ladies' Day, a unique occasion and setting to flaunt the most spectacular hats.

Capeline made of a stiff thick straw, usually left its natural green colour.

A tall, nearly cylindrical military cap with a plume, flat-topped.

a plant grown in the Philippines the fibers are woven into sheet or hood forms.

hood Cone or capeline of sisal fiber made with a one over one weave.

(see Boater)

Snap brim
A brim that turns down sparingly.

A band for the hair, once worn by unmarried women in Scotland as the badge of virginity; an ornamental hairnet supporting the back of a woman's hair.

Mexican hat with high, conical crown and very wide brim. Usually of straw or felt.

(see Esparterie )

St. Catherine of Alexandria
Patron saint of milliners in France, + c. 307 A.D., celebrated November 2th.