The Fiddler Cap

Hats are an obvious obsession of mine, thanks to my Daddy, who’s closet is currently overflowing with an easy 50 plus hat collection.  The Fiddler Cap, also known as a Fisherman’s Cap (amongst other names) has been a long time favorite of mine. I still have my first Fiddler Cap that my dad bought for me over 10 years ago now. It’s the plaid one pictured above 🙂 There’s a lot of different variations of this hat but the original Fiddler Cap was either a navy blue or black wool felt. It can be identified by the small visor, braided cord, and flat top. Blue denim and corduroy were other popular fabrics. The original Fiddler Cap was introduced in the beginning of the 19th century in Europe as a practical and affordable work hat for factory workers and sailors. It became popular in the 1960s when musicians like John Lennon, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan began wearing them.  The nickname “Fiddler Cap” came after Chaim Topols role in “Fiddler On The Roof” in the 1970’s. This hat made another come back in the late 1990’s by British women and now again in the 2010’s and I’m loving it. I love styling these hats. They’re so cute! I love seeing them on men as well 🙂 I’m currently on the hunt for a rad blue denim Fiddler Cap to add to my collection. Hope everyone is enjoying the end of their summer. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited about the fall season approaching! 

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