Sunday, February 1, 2015

Voyageur's cap

Liz has also been busy over the winter.  Here's an example of the Voyageur's cap she just finished.

These caps are often associated with French Canadian voyageurs, but various knit caps, such as the Monmouth cap, were popular in the British colonies as well.  By the time of the American Revolution (about 20 years after the NJ Frontier Guard), these caps were known as Liberty Caps, after the Greek or Roman Phrygian caps worn by freed slaves.  

Of course, it looks better on Liz than it does on me.  If anyone has more information about these caps and their use - or lack of it - in the F&I War, please comment and let me know.

By the way, we have some of these caps on our "for sale" page, if you're interested.  At $20, they're pretty reasonable for handmade wool hats.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought one of these caps (red) and am more than pleased. It is handsome, warm, expertly made and the price is right.