- Apr 2017
My understanding of the Middle ages in Europe was that wearing hats was very common and to a certain degree expected outside. However in pretty much all depictions of the middle ages or fantasy worlds inspired by it, there is a almost total lack of hat wearing (aside from older Robin Hood movies). You see extensive helmets and hoods in media and occasionally a wide brimmed hat (favored by witch hunters) but aside from Robin hood Bycockets and various hair coverings for women, there is an almost complete lack of hat depiction. Can anyone think of any semi-accurate portrayal of hats in middle ages inspired media (excluding helmets, arming caps and hoods)?