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Machault Cap


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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 shipwreck of the French ship The Machault,  that sank in June 1760.  This cap is completely double hand knit and is, in essence, a long hand knit "tube."  Because this, these caps are very warm and the length of the "flap" can be adjusted according to the wearer.  Our reproduction is completely hand knit from 100% Canadian wool yarns, and is currently available in dark gray.

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  1. authentic 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jan 2017

    This morning it is 07 degrees F, my ears were comfortable and there is still a lot of this cap to use if the wind picks up. Wool is great and the quality is fantastic. This exactly why I sought this type of headgear. Blaze Orange for deer season would be great too. I have no idea how to knit, so I can't determine if a tighter knit would be possible for more wind resistance.

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