Renaissance Costume Glossary:
Hats & Headwear Terms
Store Front Account Search Basket Contents   Checkout  
Renaissance Shopping:

  • Costumes for Men
  • Costumes for Women
  • Costumes for Children
  • Articles & References:

  • Renaissance Costumes Guide
  • Nautical Renaissance Costumes
  • Renaissance Costume Glossary
  • Creating Faire Characters
  • Renaissance Studies

  •  

    Renaissance Costume Glossary - Page 3

    Men's Renaissance Clothing Terms | Women's Renaissance Clothing Terms
    Renaissance Hats & Headwear Terms

    Hats & Headwear Clothing Terms

    Many terms are thrown about when dealing with Hats & Headwear for Renaissance Costumes. The following are some of the most commonly used:
    • Arming Cap (arm-ing kap):   see Biggin, below.

    • Biggin (big-in):   a close fitting cap which tied beneath the chin worn while sleeping or sometimes beneath another hat for added warmth. Also called an "Arming Cap."

    • Bongrace (bon-grace):   a wide brimmed hat designed to provide shade from the sun.

    • Bonnet (bon-it):   for women, see French Hood, below. For men, see Flat Cap, below.

    • Cap (kap):   see Flat Cap, below.

    • Caul (kawl):   a bag-shaped hair covering made of fabric and often worn beneath a woman's hat. Depending on social class, these can be very plain or highly decorated.

    • Court Bonnet (kort bon-it):   see Flemish Pill Hat, below.

    • Flat Cap (flat kap):   a peasant and middle-class hat featuring a soft brim and crown, rather like a modern beret with an attached 2"-3" brim.

     

     

    Featured
    Renaissance
    Products:

    Costumes



    Masks



    Crowns &
    Circlets



    Jewelry



    Puppets


    ORDERING INFORMATION | RETURNS | SITE MAP | PRIVACY POLICY | CONTACT US | VENDORS WANTED

    Website design ©2016 by Sofis Stitches by GMACK DESIGNS LLC
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED