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  What sort of hat would you have worn in Medieval times?
Hats were an important part of medieval garb. Depending on one's occupation and the time of the year, hats could vary from linen head warmers, to straw or felt hats, to "borrelais" hats to fine mesh mail coifs, to "sallet" helmets, to visored "basinets" to mitres and crowns.

Five hats are pictured below, try to determine which of the people listed wore which of the hats.

 
     
1. linen head warmer
2. straw or felt hat  
3. visored "bassinet"  
4. wimple  
5. "butterfly" headdress  
     
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The Middle Ages
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