Flat Hat

  • Historical Clothing
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

A common and popular Men's Headwear seen in use from the 14th to mid 16th Century, The Flat Hat (so named for the flatness of wear on the head) - was a common clothing article for wear in most European Countries. Constructed of milled wool and hand assembled  (sewn), The Flat Hat wad composed of two pieces. The Crown, which was fitted to the head and a larger circular piece that wad designed to extend our and over the forehead. A slight brim was attached to the front, also of stiffened wool. Colors were normally only available in dark colors  (alluding to the religious practices of forbidding "bright" colors as vanity). The Flat Hat was a staple in many European Courts. Some versions were embellished with jewels or feathers.