The Canada Cap, one of the most famous garments to ever come out of Canada and one that still can be found today, in many parts of Ontario and Quebec, can find its roots in the 18th century. Originally used as a warm piece of clothing by the French Canadian inhabitants of Quebec, the item was eventually adopted by all people of the region, both men and women and adapted for military use by both the British (and their Hessian allies) and the forces of the Continental Congress.
Designed with the correct full fur lining, this pattern provides both detailed instructions, pattern pieces necessary to produce your cap in the sizes of small, medium, large and extra large, as well as research that will assist you in documenting your impression (inclusive of detailed photographs, to assist you in this process). While the hat might appear to be a challenging task, the instructions will make this an achievable project for you, with detailed materials requirements and recommendation on the best materials to use. An interesting piece of included research, is that not all Canada caps were red, in fact we can find documentation for green caps, with feathers adorning them.
If you would like your own Canada cap, made for you, make use of this link to purchase your own, made by me and to your specifications, using all of the same period research and historical details. This is a great piece of historic clothing, not only for living historians, but for people in the present!
If you are interested in purchasing a custom hat, made to your size, please use this link, as to order your own, made by me:
By ordering this pattern, you will be receiving a digital copy, not a physical copy and instructions will be provided as to assist you with printing the pattern, at home, making it quick and accessible (as well as affordable) for everyone. Please be sure to include your email when checking out. This pattern is for non-commercial uses, please contact us for commercial use of the pattern.
All items are sold as is and are produced on a per order basis; each work is a custom piece and reproduced (where applicable) by hand and using period materials as close as possible to the original materials used in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. All items may be subject to a delay and currently each item will require one to two weeks to produce and ship from our workshop, unless otherwise noted.
All bespoke modern and historical clothing and items are dependent upon the measurements provided by you, the buyer and we cannot take responsibility for mishitting items as a result of improperly provided measurements and associated requirements. Custom fitting appointments are available in person and virtually, for those who require them and where applicable; please contact us as to arrange such an appointment.
Please contact us for special requests, specific items that you might have in mind and other such requirements that we might be able to assist you with. All items are sold as is and subject to the returns and exchange policies noted for this shop; please see all policies.