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A HAT is a head covering. It may be worn for protection against the elements, for ceremonial or religious reasons, for safety, or as a fashion accessory. In the past, hats were an indicator of social status. In the military, they may denote rank and regiment.

One of the first pictorial depictions of a hat appears in a Thebes tomb painting which shows a man wearing a coolie-style straw hat. Other early hats were the Pileus, a simple skull cap; the Phrygian cap, worn by freed slaves in Greece and Rome; and the Greek Pestasos, the first known hat with a brim. Women wore veils, kerchiefs, hoods, caps and wimples. Structured hats for women similar to those of male courtiers began to be worn in the late 16th century. The term ‘milliner’ comes from the Italian city of Milan, where the best quality hats were made in the 18th century. Millinery was traditionally a woman’s occupation, with the milliner not only creating hats and bonnets but also choosing lace, trimmings and accessories to complete an outfit.

In the first half of the 19th century, women wore bonnets that gradually became larger, decorated with ribbons, flowers, feathers and gauze trims. By the end of the century, many other styles were introduced, among them hats with wide brims and flat crowns, the flower pot and the toque. By the middle of the 1920s, when women began to cut their hair short, they chose hats that hugged the head like a helmet.

Hat design. A hat consists of four main parts: Crown, the portion of a hat covering the top of the head. Peak (British English), Visor (American English), or bill, a stiff projection at the front, to shade or shield the eyes from sun and rain. Brim, an optional projection of stiff material from the bottom of the hat's crown horizontally all around the circumference of the hat. Puggaree (British) or Sweatband or Hatband (American), a ribbon or band that runs around the bottom of the torso of the hat. The sweatband may be adjustable with a cord or rope at the top and is on the inside of the hat touching the skin while the hatband and puggaree are around the outside. Hat styles: click here. Hat sizes: click here.

A CAP is a form of headgear. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head and have no brim or only a visor. They are typically designed for warmth and, when including a visor, blocking sunlight from the eyes. They come in many shapes and sizes. For types of caps: click here.

A TUQUE, also spelled toque but still pronounced tuque), KNIT CAP (British English), or BEANIE (North American, UK, Australian, and New Zealand English), also variously known as a knit hat, toboggan (Southern US), burglar beanie, cora cap (Pacific Northwest), or stocking cap among other names – is a knitted cap, originally of wool though now often of synthetic fibers, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. Most tuques are tapered; they sometimes have ear flaps, and may be topped with a pom-pom (this style of tuque is sometimes referred to as a bobble hat, boggan or sherpa). Tuques may have a folded brim, or none, and may be worn tightly fitting the head or loose on top although the latter is considered more standard.

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  • 7 spectacular milliners for a last-minute Ascot hat - The Telegraph.
  • 10 head-turning hats for every summer event you've got this season - The Telegraph.
  • 10 of the best men's summer hats - The Telegraph.
  • Accessories - "A curated collection of luxurious accessories, exclusively crafted for Lock & Co."
  • Akubra - Australian hat manufacturer. The company is associated with bush hats made of rabbit fur felt with wide brims that are worn in rural Australia. The term 'Akubra' is sometimes used to refer to any hat of this kind, however the company manufactures a wide range of hat styles including Fedora, Homburg, Bowler, Pork pie, Trilby.
  • Akubra Hat Jack - Hat Stretcher - Medium 57cm - 59cm: $25AUD.
  • Akubra Hat Jacks - hat stretchers: small, medium & large.
  • Anthony Eden hat - was a silk-brimmed, black felt Homburg of the kind favoured in the 1930s by Anthony Eden (1897–1977).
  • Archie's Kiwi beanie takes world by storm - "New Zealand community knitting group flooded with orders after picture of young royal wearing one of their woollen hats."
  • Aspinal of London Hat Box: €595.
  • ASPINAL OF LONDON - since 1999. "The Hat Box Collection." Inspired by the elegance of the golden era of travel, our Hat Box Collection offers a playful approach to accessorising. Its circular frame is steeped in nostalgia, elevated by our shield lock clasp. Embrace the dainty charm of our Mini and Micro iterations or reimagine your travel repertoire through a vintage lens with our Travelling Hat Box. The quilted interior underscores the luxurious tone and the choice of top handle and cross-body strap adds styling versatility. Choose from a varied palette including bold topaz, classic black and lively amber.
  • Babushka - a headscarf tied under the chin, typical of those traditionally worn by Russian women.
  • Beret - soft, round, flat-crowned hat, usually of woven, hand-knitted wool, crocheted cotton, wool felt, or acrylic fibre.
  • Bowler hat - also known as a billycock, bob hat, bombín or derby (USA), is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown, originally created by the London hat-makers Thomas and William Bowler during 1849. It has traditionally been worn with semi-formal and informal attire.
  • Bucket hat - (variations of which include the fisherman's hat, Irish country hat and session hat) is a hat with a wide, downward-sloping brim. Typically, the hat is made from heavy-duty cotton fabric such as denim or canvas, or heavy wool such as tweed, sometimes with metal eyelets placed on the crown of the hat for ventilation.
  • Bycocket - style of hat that was fashionable for both men and women in Western Europe from the 13th to the 16th century. It has a wide brim that is turned up in the back and pointed in the front like a bird's beak. The hat was originally worn by nobles and royalty, and later by the rising merchant class. It was often decorated with feathers, jewels, or other ornaments. Today, it is commonly associated with the character Robin Hood.
  • Cloche hat - fitted, bell-shaped hat for women that was invented in 1908 by milliner Caroline Reboux. They were especially popular from about 1922 to 1933.
  • Deerstalker cap - type of cap that is typically worn in rural areas, often for hunting, especially deer stalking. Because of the cap's popular association with Sherlock Holmes, it has become stereotypical headgear for a detective, especially in comical drawings or cartoons along with farcical plays and films.
  • Donald Trump puts on Churchill hat Piers Morgan gave him during interview - "President Trump briefly wore a hat resembling the ones favored by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and the reactions online were quick and ruthless."
  • dos & don'ts of winter hat wearing - The Telegraph.
  • Duchess of Cambridge has striking new look after turning to Princess Diana's hat maker - The Telegraph.
  • Duchess of Cambridge revives wide-brimmed hats thanks to Princess Diana’s favourite milliner - The Telegraph.
  • Durag - do-rag or du-rag also called a wave cap is a scarf typically worn to accelerate the development of waves, braids or dreadlocks in the hair. Durags are also sometimes worn as a fashion statement.
  • Erik Braagaard - (1912-2004). Danish international hat designer.
  • Fedora - hat with a soft brim and indented crown. It is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" near the front on both sides. Fedoras can also be creased with teardrop crowns, diamond crowns, center dents, and others, and the positioning of pinches can vary. The typical crown height is 4.5 inches (11 cm).
  • Felt - textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon. During the 18th and 19th centuries gentlemen's top hats made from beaver felt were popular. In the early part of the 20th century, cloth felt hats, such as fedoras, trilbies and homburgs, were worn by many men in the western world.
  • Frederick Fox - (1931-2013). Was an Australian-born British milliner who designed hats for Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family. In films, Fox designed the white "crash helmets" worn in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969) and hats for The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Evil Under the Sun (1982).
  • Gibus - type of top hat which is collapsible.
  • Grosgrain - type of fabric characterized by its ribbed appearance. In grosgrain, the weft is heavier than the warp, creating prominent transverse ribs. It is called a "corded" fabric since the weft resembles a fine cord. Grosgrain is a plain weave corded fabric, with heavier cords than in poplin but lighter than in faille.
  • Hang on to your hat! How headgear is taking over from trainers in menswear - "From floral crowns to woollen doughnuts, hats are sweeping the catwalks and sales are up on the high street. Here’s the heads up on the trend."
  • Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones hat sold for world record $521,000 - Justcollecting News.
  • HAT - Wikipedia.
  • Hat Accessories - J.J. Hat Center. New York's oldest hat shop. Established 1911.
  • Hat Box by Lierys: £45.95.
  • Hat Box by Lierys - Robust hatbox is made of imitation leather. Measuring 40 cm in diameter and 21 cm high.
  • HAT STYLES - Wikipedia.
  • Hatmaking - Wikipedia.
  • Hatters - Wikipedia.
  • Head tie - women's cloth head scarf that is commonly worn in many parts of Southern Africa and Western Africa.
  • HEADGEAR - Wikipedia.
  • Headscarf - Wikipedia.
  • Here are the rules for hat-wearing - "Mystified by horse racing and hats? Here are the rules."
  • How Many Hats? - A Suitable Wardrobe.
  • How to wear: a bucket hat - "The 90s revival continues apace, so don a bucket hat and channel your inner geezer."
  • Homburg Hat - is a semi-formal hat of stiff felt, characterized by a single dent running down the center of the crown (called a "gutter crown"), a grosgrain hatband, a stiff brim shaped in a "kettle curl", and a bound edge brim trim.
  • Homburg Hat - Past, Present & Future.
  • Indiana Jones' (Harrison Ford) Signature Fedora in Movie Prop Auction - "Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) signature fedora from Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). As iconic as the character himself, the hat worn by Indiana Jones is a globally recognised cinematic treasure."
  • INTERNATIONAL HAT DAY - November 25.
  • Kate Middleton's 22 most memorable hats & fascinators - in photos - Hello!
  • Kokoshnik - traditional Russian headdress worn by women and girls to accompany the sarafan, primarily worn in the northern regions of Russia in the 16th to 19th centuries.
  • Kronstadt hat - a flat-topped bowler or derby with a curly brim.
  • Lilly DachÉ - (1898-1989). Was a French-born American milliner and fashion designer.
  • List of headgear - Wikipedia.
  • Lock & Co. Medium Hat Box: £35.
  • Lock & Co. Leather Hat Box: £1,995.
  • Lock & Co. - since 1676. Accessories: brushes, hat boxes, hat jack & polishing pad.
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Hat Box 40 M23624: US$6,500.
  • Louis Vuitton - since 1854. Monogram hat boxes.
  • Melania Trump, White Hat - "It turns out that the hat she wore on Tuesday was specially made, commissioned by Mrs. Trump's sometime stylist Hervé Pierre."
  • men's hat etiquette guide - "Just as the gentleman should have a variety of hats for different seasons and occasions, he should also be aware of the rules for when to have his hat on and when to take it off."
  • Milliners - Wikipedia.
  • Napoleon’s Hat Sells for $2.2 Million - artnet News.
  • Napoleon's Waterloo hat sold on anniversary of battle - BBC News.
  • Panama HAT - (toquilla straw hat) is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Traditionally, hats were made from the plaited leaves of the Carludovica palmata plant.
  • Phrygian cap - or liberty cap is a soft conical cap with the apex bent over, associated in antiquity with several peoples in Eastern Europe and Anatolia, including Phrygia, Dacia, and the Balkans.
  • Duchesses of Cornwall & Cambridge, June 2012. Photo: Carfax2.
  • Picture hat - also sometimes known as a Gainsborough hat, is an elaborate woman's hat with a wide brim. It has been suggested that the name may be derived from the way the broad brim frames the face to create a "picture".
  • Remember when Jackie Kennedy wore her famous pillbox hat? - CNN style.
  • Scotts (of Old Bond Street) - became part of James Lock and Co. during 1970's.
  • SLOUCH HAT - wide-brimmed felt or cloth hat most commonly worn as part of a military uniform, often, although not always, with a chinstrap.
  • Tam o' shanter - name given to the traditional Scottish bonnet worn by men.
  • The Common Man’s Crown - The New York Times.
  • The Indiana Jones Fedora - IndyGear.com.
  • The modern way to work a hat this season - The Telegraph.
  • The nostalgic value of the bucket hat - "This summer headgear is back. Again. But for many wearers, it never went away."
  • THIS STRIPED BEANIE SHOWS THE PROMISE OF SYNTHETIC SPIDER SILK - Wired.
  • Top Hat - a top hat, beaver hat, high hat, silk hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat or stove pipe hat, sometimes also known by the nickname "topper", is a tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat, worn by men from the latter part of the 18th to the middle of the 20th century.
  • Top hats & tail coats: how to dress for Ascot - The Telegraph.
  • Toque - type of hat with a narrow brim or no brim at all.
  • Trilby HAT - narrow-brimmed type of hat. The trilby was once viewed as the rich man's favored hat.
  • What a balaclava! Is the controversial headwear the new hoodie? - "Beyoncé wears a head covering in her latest Ivy Park collection and Celine put them on the catwalk. In the coldest week of the year, is there more to the headpiece than staying warm?"
  • Where to buy a spectacular hat for the races - The Telegraph.
  • Why Gucci's $790 turban sparked outrage - "Here's why Sikhs were offended by this $790 Gucci turban."
  • Top 200 Men's & Women's Hats & Caps Makers
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