The Tudor hat - known in its day as the flat cap - is first cousin to the beret and a distant ancestor to today's flat cap. It was the baseball cap of the Renaissance, worn by all classes and both sexes throughout western Europe.
We leave ours plain so you can dress yours up or down as required. Wear it unadorned, like an average Joe on the job or a hausfrau going to market, or add jewels and feathers a la grumpy old King Henry.
We offer two versions: a brim stiffened with fabric interfacing only, or a wired brim that can be bent to your desired shape.
If you're ordering a gown or doublet, why not add a Tudor as well? We'll make your hat from the same piece of fabric as your garment for an exact match.
Poplin. 12" diameter across flat crown; regular brim is 2.5" wide; wired brim about 2.75". Head size about 23.25". It will easily stretch up to 1/2", and can be restricted in size with a ribbon or cord hatband. If you have an XL head, contact us for a Troll Upgrade, or stop by one of our faire shops for a turn on our custom-built cranial lathe.
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.