RE: [SCA Newcomers] warm headwear (was: footwear for cold and/or wet weather)
- Thank you for the link; I'll give it a try.
>From: Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [SCA Newcomers] warm headwear (was: footwear for cold and/or wet
>Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:14:41 -0600
> > What about head covering? Is a scarf okay for both women and men if a
> > period type hat is not available?
>I haven't seen any pre-17th-century images of people wearing what we
>would call a "scarf". That's not to say you can't wear one; it's
>basically just a length of cloth wrapped around your head, so it's not
>If you want something documentable, It only takes a few minutes to make
>a simple hood <http://www.virtue.to/articles/hoodlum.html>. (If they
>fit snugly under the chin, they stay on better than scarves, too, when
>the wind kicks in.) Wool would be the logical choice, for warmth and
>authenticity. I don't recommend you use unlined acrylic fleece; wind
>cuts right through it. (I've also never actually seen a piece that
>might be mistaken for anything other than acrylic fleece, even at a
>distance, though others claim to have found some that "looks like
>wool".) If it's the best you can do on short notice, add a layer of
>tightly-woven cotton or such on the inside.
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