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I am Really interested in your findings from Janet Arnold. Witch book is exactly (as I only have the 1560 to 1620 and I could not find it in there.
I would be very interested in constructing my hats more historically correct. Any help you would be willing to give would be greatly appreciated.
I just finished up my first hat! I used 100% red wool and the instructions on this page http://www.historiclife.com/pdf/landsknechthatandcoif.pdf.
It didn't quite come out as well as I'd like ... the top worked out great, but the brim was tricky. I tried to do the solid brim but I was a few inches short on wool and it just wouldn't work right, so I had to settle for the starfish style. Looks good on top, I think, but the underside is a bit of a dog's breakfast. Attempt #2 will be forthcoming ...
Haha what an expression "dog's breakfast"!
I believe they were made of heavier wool, I think that's what you need to get the proper feel.
Here is another link for that pattern.