Hats and Headwear

Herjolfsnes, no.83-86

Pattern drawing based on Nörlund

Four of the five caps found at Herjolfsnes are similar enough to one another to treat them as a single item. They are a simple deep "pillbox" shape. In two of the four items, the lower edged was turned under, and was not hemmed. Norlund speculates that there might have been a fur lining attached to this "turning in".

It should be noted that in the construction of the caps, the crowns are made of two pieces in three of the four instances, and in the fourth case (no.86), the crown is marked by the presence of a false seam in order to simulate such construction.

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Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - Hats and Headwear - Herjolfsnes 86, by I. Marc Carlson, Copyright 1997 This code is given for the free exchange of information, provided the Author's Name is included in all future revisions, and no money change hands-