Our Alewives Hat was first introduced in Waxahachie, Texas at Scarborough Renaissance Festival during the 2019 season. This hat is period to the Renaissance era, and was worn by women ale brewers. It is said that male brewers were not happy about the competition, and accused the women of selling a tainted brew, calling them witches.
Debra redesigned the witch style hat by giving the brim a fedora curve, and by sweeping the pointed crown to the back, giving it more flare.
This cheeky wee besom hat design (besom = broomstick) was a huge hit at the Maryland Ren Fest, where customers found dozens of color combinations to match their costuming!
This hat is built with a elastic cord which stretches comfortably behind the head keeping the hat firmly on, even in the strongest of wind.
Each hat comes with a removable/repositionable feather hat pin embellished with wooden acorns and oak leaves made of felt and leather.
Seen enough? Ready to add a custom Alewives Hat for Ladies to the cart?
When you add the Alewife Hat to our Cart, a window slides out from the right where you will find a place to add "Special Notes to Seller". Here you may describe your desires for primary and secondary colors, feathers, and any other options.
For the Alewife Hat you may choose:
Fabric colors for Peak, Band, Top Brim, Brim Bottom
Feather Pin and Felt/Leather Oak leaf color
Acorn Cap: Silver or Gold
Please also see our Extravagant Alewives hats and well as our lightweight Sinamay Alewife Hats!
Have Questions? Want to open a dialogue with the Artists before purchasing?
Click on the "Contact" link and give a description of the item, colors, and fabrics desired.
If you include your shipping address, we can estimate your total in our response!
We also make the Alewives Hat for Men!