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MoL 5002, a brimless cap - Google Search

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Knitted cap German National Museum

Knitted cap German National Museum

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knitted boy’s hat via The Museum of London “Boy’s circular knitted cap with a brim decorated with slashes.

Woolen beret made around the half of 16th century is located in Germanische National Museum, Nurmberg

Woolen beret made around the half of century is located in Germanische National Museum, Nurmberg

Knitted felted wool cap, probably English, ca. 1500-1550. Knitted or felted caps were designed to be warm and waterproof. Some protected the neck, some had ear flaps, and many were trimmed with ribbons to imitate expensive silk versions. Wealthy Londoners would have worn fashionable bonnets or caps of silk velvet decorated with ostrich feathers, aglets (jewelled pins) and brooches. Knitted caps were heavily felted so their surface texture imitated velvet.

Cap

Knitted woollen cap with brim and lappets at the back, London, early century. Wool, knitted, probably with felted finish.

Cap  1500-1550

Cap

Knitted woollen cap with brim and lappets at the back, London, early century.

cap 1500-1599  Collection Place: Finsbury  Number of items: 1  Measurements: W 152 mm (crown); CM 533 mm; W 76 mm (back brim)  Materials: wool  Status: permanent collection  Credit: Seymour Lucas Collection

Cap, - Collection Place: Finsbury Number of items: 1 Measurements: W 152 mm (crown); W 76 mm (back brim) Materials: wool Status: permanent collection Credit: Seymour Lucas Collection

From Museum of London: Flat knitted cap with brim and part of crown cut away from the 16th century. It was knitted in the round in stocking stitch on 4 or 5 needles, then fulled (washed, beaten and felted) and napped (raising and trimming the pile) to produce a stiff, hardwearing fabric. Please see below for further cataloguing details.

cap fragment fulled at 8 stitches/in (no row # given) additional description of the construction and use on Museum page.

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