This one is white linen, fully lined with the same material, and using flat cotton tapes for tie strings.
The Coif was exclusively a men's hat until later periods when High born Ladies began to wear it beaded and decorated in dark colored silks and whatnot(16th C.)
This particular pattern is one that I developed years ago for the SCA and have been selling at events for years. This coif is a 3 piece pattern, with a center piece allowing the coif to fit to the rounded head very nicely. I think my coifs have one of the best fits to all the coif patterns I have seen. A two panel version is more authentic for the 11th and 12th Centuries, (if interested, convo me) but most of the men prefer this one because it fits well when not tied on and looks good.
It can be worn by itself or under another hat. I call this hat "underwear for the head" and in the Middle Ages it's purpose was to keep your head warm, keep your hair alittle cleaner, keep your lice to yourself and your hats clean.
It was always white (Easier to bleach in the sun) and unadorned.
I have sold them to ladies and men to use as a sleep hat at camping events to keep the head warm and bugs out of ears (true story).
You don't need to tell me your hat size- it has no bearing on how these fit.
I make these in Small, Medium, Large and XL.
If you are a woman with a smallish head, the small is for you(as on the dummy in the photo). If you are a man with a slightly smallish head, the Medium is for you (22"-24" circumference maybe?) Most men wear a Large, the XL is if you happen to know your melon is monstrous.
*If you receive a coif that doesn't fit as you'd like, mail it back to me and I'll send the next size up or down as needed, at my own cost.
PLEASE STATE SIZE IN COMMENT SECTION OF ORDER
If you go to Pennsic or are in the SCA you might know me as Maitresse Aenor d' Anjou -for Angevin Treasures or Camelot Treasures.
If you've bought from me in the past you will know your size.
to see my other garb listings go to :