Hand Knit Monmouth Cap
These caps are hand knit and fulled of 100% wool into a dense very warm cap. The fulling tightens the knitting into a hand made cap that is very warm but still has some stretch. A beautiful matching yarn button is at the very top consistant with tradition. The purposes of the button is uncertain but it may have to do with when the caps were used for helmet liners in the 15th century.
Monmouth caps were originally named for the area of Wales along the English border that produced large numbers of them and were worn by laboring men and sailors. Monmouth caps were sometimes referred to as Kilmarnock cauls or more commonly later as watch caps. These caps were worn from the 15th to mid 18th century. These caps are knit to fit a medium size head but they do stretch. Currently we have only two caps these are available in plum and one that is gray with one claret stripe with a short crown. We are selling these one at a time so please provide us with your preference. Since each cap is hand made no two are alike. We are taking no special orders.
Made in the USA.
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 15 January, 2012.