These caps were worn c. 1730-1800 inside for work but also used as night caps. Ours are made of natural unbleached linen and are between 12-15" tall even with 2" turned up at the brim. We only have a few ready made that range from around 21-22" hat size that may be somewhat adjusted by how you turn up the bottom. The top is gathered with a seam along one side. These are made based on many period paintings and prints along with two original caps. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1771 a "spinster , was indicted for stealing two linen shirts, value 2 s. two check aprons, value 6 d. one linen apron, value 6 d. two muslin neckcloths, value 1 s. one pair of thread stockings, value 4 d. and one plain linen cap, value 2 d. the property of Edward Fawcer".
Made in the USA
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 14 March, 2020.