Pirate Hats


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What’s a pirate without a hat? Still a pirate, but probably an irate one, whose missing hat is likely a sore issue that’s best left unmentioned. If you’re one of these hatless pirates, then don’t despair. Check out Medieval Collectibles, where you can browse our pirate hat and costume section until you find just what you want!

We carry all manner of pirate hats and costumes, ranging from the incredibly ornate to the classically simple. Each is perfectly suited for any pirate or scallywag to wear whenever they’re off sailing the high seas in search of pillage and plunder.

Many (but not all) of our pirate hats are in classic tricorn hat style, which is commonly and famously associated with pirates, oftentimes being the hat of choice for such famous pirates as Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain James Hook. Other pirate hats are bicorn hats, while others still are bandanas, wraps, and head-ties, all of which feature a classic pirate style.

On occasions, a pirate hat is practical with a small brim. It could also be a tricorn hat but smaller in shape while still doing its job of protecting the head from rain and sun.

Tricorn hats were especially popular back in the day because they were useful during rainy days. These hats are essentially triangular in shape, which produce brims with turned-up portions that act like a furrow. When rain falls, the water goes to the shoulders instead of the face.

You could also pair your pirate costume with a scarf, as it is one of the most classic pieces to pair it with.

Whether you’re putting together a pirate costume for the first time or seeking a replacement hat (either to replace one already lost or just to preempt disaster), you can find virtually every pirate hat and costume assortment you’ll ever need or want here at Medieval Collectibles.

Please note, however, that some pirates rank each other based on their hats and costumes, and that a grand hat might invite challenges from your own captain, or from other captains who think themselves better. Are you ready to be a pirate? Check out our array of hats and costumes here at Medieval Collectibles!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pirate hat called?

The pirate hats that are popularly portrayed in movies and other pop culture media are in the tricorn style and may also be called cocked hats.

Why did pirates wear tricorn hats?

Tricorn hats were popular not just among the pirates but by soldiers and the common folk. Its distinct style was considered both stylish and practical. First, gentlemen who wore it could show off their newest wig pieces and social status. Second, its triangular shape when worn with laces at the sides provide protection from the rain and sun.

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