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Hand knit caps

  • Freeman Knit cap
    $39.95 "Freeman" Knit Cap
    This new knit cap is taken from the cap pictured in the circa 1822 painting by James Alexander Simpson of an African American "freeman".  The cap is hand knit wool and sits tall on the wearer's head and is made of red,...

  • Rolled brim cap in red/white/blue
    $39.95 Choose Options 18th / 19th Century Hand Knit Wool Cap - Striped pattern
    This style of knit wool hat can be seen in paintings sketches as early as the 17th century, if not before.  Our reproduction is faithful to the style and construction of the originals and are hand knit from North...

  • Navy blue with white/blue checkered cuff band
    $39.95 Choose Options 18th Century Dutch Caps
    Our "Dutch Cap" reproductions are styled after the caps that are housed in the Rijksumuseum from the Spitsbergen/Smeerenburg collection.  Our reproductions are made in similar colors to originals or can be customized to...

  • Navy with gray designs
    $44.95 Choose Options Carlton Whitby Knit Cap
    The General Carlton Whitby was a British Naval vessel that sank on 27th September 1785 near Debci off the Polish Coast, while loaded with a cargo of iron.  In 1985 the discovery of the ship's bell led to the discovery...

  • Machault Cap in Madder (rust) red
    $59.95 Choose Options Machault Cap
    Paddling their canoes across the flowing waters of the Great Lakes, the 18th century fur traders of the northwest were often wearing this type of cap or "Voyageur hat."  The original of this cap was recovered from the...

  • Monmouth cap
    $32.95 Choose Options Monmouth Cap
     The Monmouth cap was fashionable between the 15th and 18th centuries, and is associated with the town of Monmouth in Wales.  The hand knitted round caps were popular with both soldiers and civilians.  The...

  • Logwood gray with tan cuff
    $39.95 Choose Options Natural dyed "Dutch" Caps
    Hand knit from naturally dyed 100% hand spun woolen yarns.  These caps are made in the same styles as our other "Dutch" knit caps, but with the added features of having naturally dyed, handspun yarns.  Currently...

  • Black/Natural White/Gray striped cap
    $39.95 Choose Options Striped Monmouth Cap
    Hogarth's 18th century paintings are full of these type of caps:  close fitting, finely knit caps in various combinations of stripes and colors.  Our example is currently available in gray, light gray, and natural...

  • Thomas Taylor Knit Cap
    $39.95 Thomas Taylor Louisiana Knit Cap
    This knit cap was used during the Civil War by Thomas Taylor of the 8th Louisiana Infantry and is housed in the Museum of the Confederacy.  The original was reportedly red and white, but we have made our first...