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RE: [SCA Newcomers] warm headwear (was: footwear for cold and/or wet weather)

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  • David H-
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    Message 1 of 12 , Feb 15, 2007
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      >From: Coblaith Mhuimhneach <Coblaith@...>
      >Reply-To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      >To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [SCA Newcomers] warm headwear (was: footwear for cold and/or wet
      >weather)
      >Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 16:14:41 -0600
      >
      >David wrote:
      > > 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
      >obtrusively modern.
      >
      >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.
      >
      >
      >Coblaith Mhuimhneach
      >

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