Leather Robin Hood Hat
Less than a week into his new career in the greenwood, Robin was starting to think he'd made a serious mistake. He hadn't bargained for gloomy caves, dank, dripping trees, and mud, mud. His old castle had been drafty, sure, but the winds blew through Sherwood like a runaway horse. The men just sat around their smoky little fires, drinking, mildewed hoods over their faces. They didn't hold up rich travelers; they just snuck along behind and hoped one of them dropped a purse or a ring. So far, they hadn't scored so much as a sandwich.
Plainly, bold leadership was needed. "Men!" cried Robin. Twenty pale, listless faces looked up. "Hoods off, every last man of you. Time we showed some spirit! Now, who's got a needle and some thread?"
Within days, word spread to Nottingham that the Sherwood Gang was on the rise, confident and fearless. "It's them bloody hats, me lord," said a dispirited soldier to the angry Sheriff, after their latest defeat. "They come a-whoopin' out o' the trees at us, wiv the arrows an' all, but it's the hats! Kind o' deadly fascinatin', like verily unto a snake, if you take my meanin'."
Robin knew: The secret to victory is a really good hat.
Leather. One size. Handmade, with wire to retain its shape.
The shade of brown will vary; if you request it, we'll be happy to send a sample of the leather before we make your hat.
Both brown and black leathers are distressed, meaning they may show small range scars and some color imperfections. However, they will not affect the quality or durability of the hat. Any outlaw will be proud to call it his own.
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.