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% hand spun wool yarns.