On any given day in Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area, you'll see three-cornered cocked hats, or "tricorn" hats, on visitors as well as interpreters. 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. The man's hat is solid black without trim along the edges, and tends to be on the small side in the small-extra large spectrum.
- 100% Black Wool
- Comes in four sizes
- Made in China
Small 20" Inside Circumference
Medium 21 1/2" Inside Circumference
Large 22" Inside Circumference
X-Large 23" 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. Although the modern term for this style is "tricorn hat," the eighteenth-century name was a cocked hat.
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This is a completely rigid inflexible hat made with impregnated black fibers from China.
Great Tri Corner Hat for my colonial display
This item arrived in a timely manner and met my expectations
Well crafted and simple for a historical costume. Best price I had found as well.
It was everything I expected. I am very pleased with this purchase.
I ordered this hat for my 11 year old for living history. The hat is of good quality and looks perfect on him and not at all too big for a small boy. I'm not sure how it would look on a grown man, but I would think it looks a bit small for that. This is well worth the money and I'm glad that I purchased it.
Nicely made. Bought it for my grandson and he LOVED it!
The hat looks good and fits well but I was saddened to see such an quintessential piece of Americana with a MADE IN CHINA sticker...the sticker is removeable, knowing where it came from is forever :(