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 this hat giving the brim a fedora curve, and swept the pointed crown to the back, giving it more flare.
This cheeky wee besom hat design was a huge hit at the Maryland Ren Fest, where customers found dozens of color combinations that matched their existing 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 Mens Alewife Hat to the cart?
When you add the Mens 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
Leather Oak leaf color
Acorn Cap: Silver or Gold
Don't forget to include a head measurement at its widest just above the ears.
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 Alewives Hats for Ladies!