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Monmouth Cap

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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 earliest surviving reference to a "Monmouth cappe" dates from approximately 1576.  There is even a reference to such "Monmouth Cap" in Shakespeare's Henry V, which was written around 1599.  After the settling of North America, the  Massachussetts Bay Company ordered Monmouth caps for the settlers in the colony.  As time went on, the caps manufactured in cottage industries outside of Monmouth, and the term "Monmouth cap" became a generic one.  Our reproduction is made from 100% wool yarn, faithfully reproduced from patterns drawn from original specimens (pictured).    The yarns used in our socks come from a North American mills that has been in business since 1857.  The wool is spun and dyed in this mill before going to our knitters to be made into our knit products.  These socks are they are advertised as; completely hand knit from North American yarns by individual North American craftspeople who receive a fair wage for their labor and skill.  We have been in partnership with these craftspeople for quite some time and are honored to support a guild that honors and preserves such "old world" skills and traditions.

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  • 5
    Monmouth cap

    Posted by Lowell Scott Hanes on 15th Nov 2023

    Nicely woven piece and warm

  • 5
    Outstanding Monmouth Cap

    Posted by Jeff on 6th Dec 2016

    Everything about this Monmouth Cap is great. Very well made and fits really comfortable. A great quality addition to your 18th century impression.

  • 5
    Well made classic Monmouth Cap..

    Posted by Tom Corcoran on 31st May 2016

    I love this cap and enjoy doing my Abraham Woodall impersonation. It was only offered in one size, and a little more fabric allowing a "slouch" at the crown and back...

  • 5
    Spot on!

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2015

    I recently bought one of your Monmouth Caps to replace one had purchased in Wales some years ago. Great fit and comfortable feel. Spot on!

  • 5
    Great Spring/Fall/Winter Monmouth Cap

    Posted by Allen K. on 28th Jun 2015

    Very well made and a nice tight weave. The quality is top rate!

  • 5
    Great cap!

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2015

    Well made product, looks good and seems very warm.

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