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Some Hats of the Past

Greek Petasos
about 400 B.C.

German Headdress and Cap
about A.D. 1200

Persian Turban
about 1400

European Hennin
1400's
most often worn by women of nobility; word "hennin" also used as a term of derision towards noble women

European Beret
about 1500

European Cavalier Hat
1600's
"Musketeers Hat;" the right side of the brim was often pinned up to the crown so that the sword arm could move freely above the shoulder

European Tricorne Hat
1700's
"Military Officers' Hat;" so named because the brim was folded upwards into a triangular shape

English Gainsborough Hat
late 1700's
named for English painter Thomas Gainsborough

American Poke Bonnet
1800's

American Top Hat
1800's

French Cloche Hat
1920's
"Flapper Girl Hat"

 

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