List of headgear

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

Herakles wearing a hat. Ancient Greek Attic black-figure olpe, 550–530 BC. Louvre Museum, Paris.

Hats[edit]

Hats worn in the past, or rarely worn today[edit]

Shapes and styles of beaver hat 1776-1825

Men's[edit]

Women's[edit]


Unclassified[edit]

The traditional bonnet of the Kilwinning Archers of Scotland.

Caps[edit]

Caps worn by men in the past, or rarely worn today[edit]

Caps worn by women in the past[edit]

Caps worn by nobility on ceremonial occasions[edit]

Bonnets[edit]

Bonnets for women[edit]

Old woman in sunbonnet (c. 1930). Photograph by Doris Ulmann
  • 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[edit]

Helmets[edit]

See Type of helmet

Hoods[edit]

Headbands, headscarves, wimples[edit]

An Iraqi girl wearing a headscarf in downtown Baghdad (April 2005).

Masks, veils and headgear that covers the face[edit]

Other headdress[edit]

Women's[edit]

Men's[edit]

Jeweled[edit]

Ming Dynasty queen's headdress with cloisonné, pearls, gems, and gold

Wigs[edit]

Headgear organised by function[edit]

Religious[edit]

Buddhist[edit]

Christian[edit]

Anglican[edit]

Catholic[edit]
Orthodox[edit]

Jewish[edit]

  • Havalim (חֲבָליִם) ropes that are referenced in Kings I 20:31. Used as a sign of mourning.
  • Kashket
  • Kippah or yarmulke
  • Kolpik
  • 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.
  • 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))
  • Sheitel is a wig worn by some married women in order to maintain marital modesty in public
  • Shtreimel
  • Spodik
  • Sudra (סודרא) is a headdress, similar to the keffiyah worn by Jewish men in the ancient near-east.

Muslim[edit]

Sikh[edit]

Military and police[edit]

Officials and civil workers[edit]

China (historical)[edit]

Other specialist headgear[edit]

National dress; association with a country, people and religion[edit]

Afghan boys wearing traditional headgear. Kunduz, Afghanistan (June 2003).
A young Albanian wearing Qeleshe (also called Plis).

See also[edit]

Media related to Headgear at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewandowski, Elizabeth J. (2011). The complete costume dictionary. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc. p. 243. ISBN 9780810840041. 
  2. ^ The Concise Scots Dictionary. Aberdeen University Press. 1987. p. 296. ISBN 0-08-028492-2.