On any given day in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, you'll see a three-cornered hat, or "tricorn hat", on visitors as well as interpreters. Kids love to have their very own cocked hat to bring home as a souvenir from Colonial Williamsburg!
- Black with yellow trim
- Comes in three sizes
- Small 20" Inside Circumference
- Medium 20 1/2" Inside Circumference
- Large 21" Inside Circumference
In the 18th-century, the hats were often "cocked" so a gentleman could show his wig. Some accounts note that the sides became cocked when military men would hold their hat under their arm, thereby folding the sides up. Eventually gentlemen started folding the sides up on purpose. Although the modern term for this style is "tricorn hat," the eighteenth-century name was a cocked hat.