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Chaperone Hat

Price:: $129.95


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Chaperone Hat Colors:




  • Available in a selection of natural and jewel tones
  • A dramatic silhouette that has a variety of looks
  • Coordinates with our other wool items
  • 100% wool with cotton lining
  • No visible machine stitching
  • One size fits most - fits up 23 3/4"
  • Wool Colors: Black, Dark Green, Royal Blue, Orange, Oatmeal, Burgundy, Blue Tweed, Olive or Charcoal
  • Please note these are made to order and generally not available in all colors for overnight or expedited orders
  • Price - $129.95

About our Chaperone Hat

Fifteenth century fashion is nothing, if not dramatic, and a part of that drama comes from the panoply of headgear worn by both sexes throughout the period. We've chosen four different styles for our men's line that run the gamut from practical to outright outlandish; The Stuffed Chaperone, The Italianate Hat, The Acorn Hat and The Sock Hat. The Stuffed Chaperone was a natural evolution of the rolled hoodthat became popular with fashionable courtiers and magnates in the late 14th century. The rolled face of the hood is replaced with a stuffed tube that forms the body of the hat, but the dagged “cock's comb” and long liripipe remain for dramatic effect. This was a poplar hat with the nobility, knights and wealthy merchants, and is periodically seen on well-born women, particularly when worn with a houppelande or the old-fashioned sideless surcoat or worn by gentlemen men with cotte or doublet. This hat has different looks depending on how you choose to arrange the dags and tail.

Dark Green Chaperone Hat worn with a Brown/ Black Tweed Wool Cotte


Dark Green Chaperone Hat worn with a Brown/ Black Tweed Wool Cotte


Three views of our Burnt Orange Chaperone Hat worn with a Brown/ Black Tweed Wool Cotte

Left: Our Wool Doublet in Burgundy worn with 15th c. Shirt, 15th c. Braies, Cotton Joined Hose in Dark Blue, Knee Boots, Chaperone Hat and Decorated Belt.
Right: Our  Houpplelande in Dark Green Tapestry worn with a Linen Kirtle in Red.


Wool Colors: Royal Blue, Dark Green, Burnt Orange, Oatmeal,
Blue Tweed, Charcoal Grey, Burgundy, Olive, Brown Tweed

Note: Due to the difficulty of representing colors accurately on a variety of monitors we've included color descriptions along with our swatches. Please use both when deciding on what color to order. Also, despite how the colors may appear on your monitor the same color names in Silk and Linen are different and do not exactly coordinate.

Oatmeal - a natural heather in an un-dyed look
Dark Green - a solid in a deep, bright forest green
Burgundy - a solid rich, bright jewel tone
Royal Blue - a solid in a bright medium blue, a true jewel tone
Charcoal Grey - a dark heathered grey
Blue Tweed - a medium blue with flecks of lighter and darker blue
Brown Tweed - a medium brown with flecks of burgundy and gold
Burnt Orange- a rich, mottled orange with flecks of darker brown
Olive- a rich olive green




detail from miniature of the Duke of Burgundy and His Court by Rogier Van Der Weyden c 1477
detail from fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli of the Journey of the Magi in the chapel of the Palazzo de Medici-Riccardi in Florence Italy c 1459
Drawing after Gaston Phebus' Book of Hunting circa late 14th c. MS
francais 616 in The Bibliotethque National Paris, France
Drawing after "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville” circa 1357 Add.
Ms. 24189 in The British Museum, London, England
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