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A woollen cap with a single-half-brim 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 267 mm (crown); CM 559 mm; W 57 mm (brim); W 254 mm (lining); CM 978 mm (lining)
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