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List of hats and headgear

This is an incomplete list of headgear (that is, anything worn on the head), both modern and historical.


Hats worn in the past, or rarely worn today



  • Bandeau hat
  • Beaver
  • Beehive
  • Bergère hat
  • Bloomer
  • Bongrace - a velvet-covered headdress, stiffened with buckram - 16th century
  • Breton
  • Capeline - 18th/19th century
  • Capotain (and men) - a tall conical hat, 17th century, usually black - also, copotain, copatain
  • Cart-wheel hat - low crown, wide stiff brim
  • Cocktail hat
  • Gainsborough hat - a very large hat often elaborately decorated with plumes, flowers, and trinkets, in the style of those in portraits by Thomas Gainsborough
  • Hennin
  • Kokoshnik
  • Nón lá, Vietnam.
  • Nón quai thao, Vietnam
  • Ochipok
  • Tantour



Caps worn by men in the past, or rarely worn today

  • Aviator's cap
  • Barretina
  • Capeline - a steel skullcap worn by archers in the Middle Ages
  • Cap'n'bells ("Jester cap" or "jester hat")
  • Hooker-doon, a cloth cap with a peak, in Scotland.[2]
  • Icelandic tail-cap
  • Monmouth cap
  • Pileus (hat)
  • Phrygian cap
  • Smoking cap
  • Sou'wester, or "Cape Ann," a flexible waterproof hat traditionally worn by sailors

Caps worn by women in the past

Caps worn by nobility on ceremonial occasions


Bonnets for women

  • Cabriolet
  • Capote - soft crown, rigid brim, 19th century
  • Chip bonnet
  • Gypsy bonnet - shallow to flat crown, saucer shaped, and worn by tying it on with either a scarf or sash, under the chin, or at the nape of the neck - 19th Century
  • Kiss-me-quick
  • Leghorn bonnet
  • Mourning bonnet
  • Poke bonnet - Early 19th Century, "Christmas Carol" style, with a cylindrical crown and broad funnel brim
  • Ugly - a kind of retractable visor that could be attached to bonnets for extra protection from the sun, 19th century

Bonnets for men


See Type of helmet


  • Bongrace, the stiffened back of the hood when flipped over the forehead to provide shade; also a separate headdress to provide shade, worn with a hood or coif, Tudor/Elizabethan
  • Bonnet head
  • Capirote, AKA The Ku Klux Klan hood originally worn by Spanish Nazarenes
  • Chaperon (headgear) adaptable late Middle Ages "dead-chicken" hood and hat
  • Flemish hood
  • French hood
  • Gable hood
  • Hood - modern or historical, attached to tops or shirts, overcoats, cloaks, etc.
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Medieval hood
  • Mourning hood
  • Riding hood
  • Stuart hood

Headbands, headscarves, wimples

Masks, veils and headgear that covers the face

Other headdress





Headgear organised by function




  • Gasa
  • Pan Zva (Hat with the long ears from the Pandita of Nyingma




  • Havalim (חֲבָליִם) ropes that are referenced in Kings I 20:31. Used as a sign of mourning.
  • Migba'at was likely a cone-shaped Turban. This turban was likely only worn in the context of the priesthood and is cited in Exodus 27:20-30.
  • Mitznefet was most likely a classic circular turban. This is derived from the fact that Hebrew word Mitznefet comes from the root "to wrap." This turban was likely only worn in the context of the priesthood and is cited in Exodus 27:20-30.
  • Kippah or yarmulke
  • Kashket
  • Pe’er mentioned in Ezekiel 24: 17;23. In verse 17, Ezekiel commands the Israelites to “wrap their” Pe’ers around their heads. In verse 23, Ezekiel tells the Israelite that their Pe’er's "shall remain on your heads.” ("Pe'er" (which translates into "splendor") is usually used to refer to phylacteries (tefillin))
  • Shtreimel
  • Spodik
  • Kolpik
  • Sheitel is a wig worn by some married women in order to maintain marital modesty in public
  • Sudra (סודרא) is a headdress, similar to the keffiyah worn by Jewish men in the ancient near-east.




Military and police

Officials and civil workers

China (historical)

Other specialist headgear

National dress; association with a country, people and religion

See also


sv:Huvudbonad#Lista över huvudbonader

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