buckram brim and rise

brim, covered in ice wool

Brim: corduroy stitched around edge and on inside; tabs cut

Rise: top edge covered with ice wool, bottom edge left uncovered to keep circumference large enough

Rise: lining added

Bag: loose, double gathering string

The tabs were sewn to the rise individually, then the bag was sewn on

David Pichette (left) as Gremio, Peter Sham as Baptista Minola, Brian Vaughn as Petruchio, and Michael Doherty as Tranio in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.)

Tudor Flat Cap

This flat cap is constructed of buckram and is covered in corduroy. The inner edge of the brim was left unwired to facilitate resizing, if necessary.

The hat was constructed for Lucentio’s (Sam Ashdown, AEA) top-of-show look, but was worn almost entirely by Tranio (Michael Doherty, AEA) after the switch in the first scene.

Taming of the Shrew