Every tricorn starts with one of our hat blanks, which have a rounded crown 4.5" high and a brim of 4.25". Choose black, grey or brown (see the blanks) in 4 sizes. Since every hat is handmade from blanks with their own characteristics, no two finished hats are exactly alike--yours may vary somewhat from the picture. To find your size, measure your head circumference just above the eyebrows. If you'll be wearing a scarf and/or wig, be sure to take the measurement with them on. If your exact head size is not offered, select the closest size. The hat will stretch somewhat and conform to your head with wear.
Note: This hat requires an oversized box for shipping. We have maintained a low shipping cost on it as long as possible, but we regret that we will have to increase the cost to a minimum of $15. If the invoiced shipping charge is greater than the actual cost, the difference will be refunded to you. Again, we regret the increase, but it's the only way we can continue to offer these hats online.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.