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1. This hat is synonymous with the Australian country lifestyle. Made of rabbit fur felt, they have been made in Australia since the 1870s.
2. This head covering got its name from a town in Ukraine. The Crimean War was being fought nearby and these helmets were knitted in the UK and sent to soldiers to protect them from the cold.
3. In The UK it's called a bowler hat. The bowler is a hard felt hat with a rounded crown. Known as a bombin in South America, what is it known as in the USA?
4. What would a Frenchman call a "cap"? This term is used for the cotton caps formerly worn by racing cyclists in times before safety concerns dictated the use of crash helmets.
5. Caroline Reboux created this hat which became popular in the 1920s. Its name derives from the French for bell due to the hat's bell shape.
6. This is the hat associated mostly with Sherlock Holmes.
7. This is a felt hat pinched in at the sides and with a lengthwise crease. Hollywood often depicted gangsters and detectives in film noir with these hats. Indiana Jones wore this hat more recently in his series of movies.
8. Think about the French military. Picture Charles de Gaulle. Think of Gary Cooper in the movie "Beau Geste". Can you see the cap with a flat circular top and a visor/peak? What is it called?
9. Although it can trace its ancestry to ancient times in Anatolia, this hat is probably best known as the Smurfs' hats.
10. The chef making your dinner in your favourite ritzy restaurant may be wearing one of these hats.
Source: Author Tizzabelle
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