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Woolly Hat Collection

"Woolly Hat: A Timeless Winter Accessory" From the ferreting fields to the snowy woods of Flanders in 1914, the woolly hat has been a faithful companion through history

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Ferreting

Ferreting
CH35045 Ferreting by Hancock, Charles (1802-77); Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Nell Fis with a Finnish Friend Tika, 1924. Creator: Unknown

Nell Fis with a Finnish Friend Tika, 1924. Creator: Unknown
Nell Fis with a Finnish Friend Tika, 1924. The "Kuzbass" autonomous industrial colony was created in 1921. It was organized by American workers

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Illustration of baby lying on front in incubator

Illustration of baby lying on front in incubator
Assistance, Baby, Beginnings, Biomedical Illustration, Care, Caucasian Appearance, Close-Up, Electrode, Feeding, Fragility, Healthcare and Medicine, Heat, High Angle View, Human Nose, Incubator

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Children sleigh riding, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown

Children sleigh riding, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown
Children sleigh riding, between c1900 and c1930

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Child and calf, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown

Child and calf, between c1900 and c1930. Creator: Unknown
Child and calf, between c1900 and c1930

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Lenny Henry. Pictured in 1984, wearing his Rastacap

Lenny Henry. Pictured in 1984, wearing his Rastacap, when he was a familiar face on Childrens TV and the comedy tv and stage circuit

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Skating at Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Skating at Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: The Winter of 1914 in Flanders; L Hiver de 1914 en Flandre, 1914 (oil on canvas)

The Winter of 1914 in Flanders; L Hiver de 1914 en Flandre, 1914 (oil on canvas)
653549 The Winter of 1914 in Flanders; L Hiver de 1914 en Flandre, 1914 (oil on canvas) by Woestyne, Gustave van de (1881-1947); 29.5x34.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: The inhabitants of the coast, 1884 (oil on canvas)

The inhabitants of the coast, 1884 (oil on canvas)
OVR394603 The inhabitants of the coast, 1884 (oil on canvas) by Kolstoe, Fredrik (1860-1945); Bergen Art Museum, Norway; Photo © O. Vaering

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Altwegg & Schwab, 1921 (lithograph in colours)

Altwegg & Schwab, 1921 (lithograph in colours)
659412 Altwegg & Schwab, 1921 (lithograph in colours) by Cardinaux, Emil (1877-1936); 127x90 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Altwegg & Schwab. Emil Cardinaux (1877-1936). Lithograph in colours

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Little boy on skis (colour photo)

Little boy on skis (colour photo)
3096200 Little boy on skis (colour photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Little boy on skis. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Wimbledon Football Club training session. Picture shows player goal keeper

Wimbledon Football Club training session. Picture shows player goal keeper Dave Beasant in training. This year, 1988, Wimbledon would go on to win the FA Cup in May

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: The start of one of the elimination rounds in the British amateur skating championship

The start of one of the elimination rounds in the British amateur skating championship on Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Competitor taking part in the British amateur skating championships on Mare Fen, Swavesey

Competitor taking part in the British amateur skating championships on Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Thumbs up from this Newcastle resident. 10th January 1976

Thumbs up from this Newcastle resident. 10th January 1976

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Rod Hull and his feathered puppet emu seen here terrorising the shoppers in Glasgow

Rod Hull and his feathered puppet emu seen here terrorising the shoppers in Glasgow. 18th October 1980

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: 1961 / 62 Season European Fairs Cup Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica

1961 / 62 Season European Fairs Cup Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica
1961/62 Season European Fairs Cup Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica. Supporters congratulate the Spurs players after their victory at White Hart Lane April 1962 1962 - 707

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: At Shepperton Studios Joan Collins is one of the stars in a Romulus film called '

At Shepperton Studios Joan Collins is one of the stars in a Romulus film called " The Good Die Young". In one of the scenes there are two budgerigars in a cage

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Man standing on shores of Lake Cavloc admiring the snowy woods, Bregaglia Valley

Man standing on shores of Lake Cavloc admiring the snowy woods, Bregaglia Valley, Engadine, canton of Graubunden, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Rear view of woman sitting on grass admiring sunrise on Marmolada and Sass Pordoi

Rear view of woman sitting on grass admiring sunrise on Marmolada and Sass Pordoi, Passo Sella, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy, Europe

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Royal Marine checking his machine gun, World War II, c1939-c1943 (1944). Creator: Unknown

Royal Marine checking his machine gun, World War II, c1939-c1943 (1944). Creator: Unknown
Royal Marine checking his machine gun, World War II, c1939-c1943 (1944). The Last Inspection - A marine makes sure that his machine-gun will be in perfect order

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Man lying down on top of Monte Azzarini looks to Monte Disgrazia and Monte Pedena

Man lying down on top of Monte Azzarini looks to Monte Disgrazia and Monte Pedena, Albaredo Valley, Orobie Alps, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Percussionist Guilherme Franco playing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Middlesbrough, 1978

Percussionist Guilherme Franco playing at the Newport Jazz Festival, Middlesbrough, 1978
Percussionist Guilherme Franco playing with McCoy Tyners band, Newport Jazz Festival, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough, July 1978

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: A group of some of the last of the Tasmanians in European dress, 1902. Artist: John Watt Beattie

A group of some of the last of the Tasmanians in European dress, 1902. Artist: John Watt Beattie
A group of some of the last of the Tasmanians in European dress, 1902. From The Living Races of Mankind, Vol. I. [Hutchinson & Co, London, 1902]

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Advert for Cream of Wheat, American hot breakfast cereal, 1923

Advert for Cream of Wheat, American hot breakfast cereal, 1923

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Neal Evans, 2010. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Neal Evans, 2010. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Neal Evans, Soulive, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Florida, 2010

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Hiker on the path to the summit of peak Corno Grande, Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park

Hiker on the path to the summit of peak Corno Grande, Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park, Abruzzo, Italy, Europe

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Illustration of man holding European Turbot (Psetta maxima) caught in Black Sea region of Turkey

Illustration of man holding European Turbot (Psetta maxima) caught in Black Sea region of Turkey

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Illustration of man hiking across extreme terrain in snow

Illustration of man hiking across extreme terrain in snow

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Illustration of purple and white striped bobble hat

Illustration of purple and white striped bobble hat

Background imageWoolly Hat Collection: Young man sneezing

Young man sneezing
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"Woolly Hat: A Timeless Winter Accessory" From the ferreting fields to the snowy woods of Flanders in 1914, the woolly hat has been a faithful companion through history. L Hiver de 1914 en Flandre captures its warmth and resilience on canvas, while The Inhabitants of the Coast showcases its practicality in oil. In Altwegg & Schwab's lithograph from 1921, vibrant colors bring out the charm of this cozy headgear. Even a little boy on skis knows that a woolly hat is essential for winter adventures captured in vivid color photos. Whether standing on Lake Cavloc's shores or sitting on grass admiring sunrise over Marmolada and Sass Pordoi, one can't help but appreciate how a simple woolly hat keeps us snug during chilly moments. During World War II, even Royal Marines relied on their trusty woolly hats as they checked their machine guns. Percussionist Guilherme Franco showcased his style at Newport Jazz Festival wearing this timeless accessory in Middlesbrough, 1978. Not only did it serve practical purposes; it also became part of cultural identity. John Watt Beattie immortalized some of the last Tasmanians donning European dress with their cherished woolly hats in 1902. Even advertisements recognized its significance - an advert for Cream of Wheat featured individuals enjoying warm breakfasts while sporting fashionable woolly hats back in 1923. Today, Neal Evans continues to embrace tradition by proudly wearing his own woolly hat as depicted by artist Alan John Ainsworth in 2010. Through time and across continents, this humble accessory remains an enduring symbol of comfort and style.