Caps have been considered to be trendy for over a 100 years and were regularly worn by women during the Victorian era. Let us look at the top 10 stylish caps.
1. The Ascot Cap
This cap is often referred to as the Cuffley cap and is worn by men. The material that is used to make this cap is hard and the appearance if similar to that of a flat cap. The shape is slightly rounded and the material used varies from company to company as well as season to season.
2. A Beret
A Beret is round in shape and is very soft. The material used to manufacture berets is either felt or wool. The crown of these caps is flat and is worn quite frequently by women and men in France. Interestingly, these caps were originally worn by people in Spain.
3. A do-rag
A do-rag or a durag or doo-rag is simply a single cloth piece which covers ones head. They are quite popular as they can be worn with almost any outfit and look very fashionable. Initially, a do-rag was worn by those who wanted to prevent their fashionable hairdos from getting ruined during sleep
4. Flat Cap
A flat cap may also go by the name of a scally cap. It is worn mostly by men and is round in shape. The brim is very stiff and the material used can either be cotton or tweed. Though it is rare, a number of manufacturers also use leather.
5. Newsboy Cap
A Newsboy cap is worn on a day to day basis and is very casual. The style is similar to that of a flat cap and is also called the Apple Cap, Jay Gatsby, Eight Panel, Fisherman’s Cap and Baker Boy. Like the flat cap, the brim is quite stiff but the rest of the cap is fuller and more rounded. Most newsboy caps have buttons on the crown.
While this cap is not all that popular, it is definitely quite stylish. The Tam is slightly taller than most caps and is round in shape. This knitted cap is often quite bright and was first manufactured by the Irish and the Scottish people. It may also be sewn or crocheted.
7. Tam o’shanter
This cap is named after a character of the same name featured in Robert Burns’ poem. It is basically a bonnet worn by men and the material used is usually wool. One may also find a toorie or a pompom on the crown of the tam o’shanter. Initially, because not too many dyes were available, they were manufactured only in one color- blue. Today they can be found in a variety of colors and tartans.
This knitted cap was initially made out of wool but today is created using a number of synthetic fibers. A Tuque is usually worn by people during the winter as they are very warm. While some toques come with ear flaps, others are tapered and the rest have adorable pom-poms.
9. Cloche Cap
This hat is quite fitted and was made popular by Caroline Reboux during the 1920s. It is bell-shaped and is made of felt as it can take the shape of the head. Cloche caps are usually worn very low and they tend to almost cover the person’s eyes.
10. Wool Caps
Wool caps are the most common and brightly colored caps available in the market today. While some have patterns, others are plain and the rest are striped. They are available in a variety of shapes and depending on the manufacturer, can either be knitted or crocheted.