The WOOL ROWING KNIT CAP is a 10-gauge lambswool hat, modelled on an early 1900s silhouette, predominantly seen in Europe during that time. In addition to rowing, the cap was adopted into British school and college uniforms and became the preferred cap for cricket players.

Wool was the textile of choice for athletic wear in the 1900s. Its ability to wick away sweat and moisture made it an ideal fabric for headgear, and it was also used in cricket and tennis sweatshirts. A defining feature of this piece is the deep crown and short crescent bill that neatly covers the brow, effectively shielding the wearer's eyes from the sun during sports activities. The six-panel construction lent itself well to defining teams, with many vintage examples produced in bright colors or featuring bold stripes, while school caps would usually be embroidered with a crest and finished in school colors.

In modern sports, being selected to represent England in cricket, football, and rugby is referred to as being "capped." This ceremony involves being presented with a personal cap, a tradition that harks back to the days before full athletic uniforms were worn to define teams, and caps similar to the WOOL ROWING KNIT CAP were worn.

The WOOL ROWING KNIT CAP has been meticulously sewn from six panels of soft 10-gauge lambswool. Finished with a short bill, the cap is accented with a button stud in the center of the crown.

  • 10 Gauge Lambswool
  • 6 Panel Construction
  • Crescent bill
  • Made in Japan