Bristol Hollow’s hat project started out like many others, because they wanted one. They chose to do a taller style “Beehive” type hat as can be seen worn by both soldiers and civilians alike in many period images. This example is made of alabaster wool felt and is lined with polished cotton. It measures 22″, or approximately 7-1/8″.
*Measure the circumference of your head using a soft tailor’s tape measure. Take the measurement starting about a thumb width above the eyebrows running above the ears and around the head, essentially where you want to wear the cap. Have someone else take the measurement for you if possible.