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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1995 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fred Bare (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool felt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black and grey felted wool cap with wool top knot; four panels of felted wool are joined with giant blanket stitches.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1995 (made)


Fred Bare (designer)

Materials and Techniques

wool felt

Object history note

Registered File number 1996/309.

Descriptive line

Beanie hat, for a man, black and grey felted wool with top knot, Fred Bare, Great Britain, 1995.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997, p. 144.

Labels and date

Taking a lead from early ski-wear, this shape has become a regular in the Fred Bare range. Four panels of felted wool are joined with giant blanket stitches. Fred Bare hats interpret traditional shapes in distinctive fabrics. [1997]


Wool (hair)


Felting; Blanket stitch


Fashion; Hats & headwear; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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