A Hat in the Style of Leens, Netherlands

A pillbox-style hat was found in Leens, Netherlands, dating from between 600-900 CE. The hat was constructed of several pieces of the same diamond twill, with faults throughout the pattern. The edges were turned double and secured with blanket stitch before the pieces were assembled using a decorative plait stitch. The hem was secured using a running stitch.

My hat was constructed of hand woven diamond twill from yarns dyed with madder. The pieces were then assembled with madder-dyed silk and wool threads, using the same stitches found in the extant piece.