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A woollen cap with a neckflap and integral ear or cheek pieces, from the 16th century. It was knitted in the round in stocking stitch on 4 or 5 needles, then fulled (washed, beaten and felted) and napped (raising and trimming the pile) to produce a stiff, hardwearing fabric. Knitted caps were worn by men in London's business and working communities in Tudor times. They were designed to be warm and waterproof. A range of styles and qualities were available to suit the taste and pocket of the customer. < ...Read more
W 279 mm (crown); CM 610 mm; W 102 mm (brim); W 64 mm (overbrim); W 197 mm (earpiece); L 152 mm (earpiece)
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