This style of arming cap/coif was worn throughout the medieval times by all ages and classes.
A coif can be worn by itself to cover the head from sun or wind, to keep ones hair in place or as a nightcap at cold inside or outside camping events. Sometimes a coif was also combined with some kind of hat, cap or hood or a combination of cap and hood. Besides as every day garment it can also be used as arming cap for Heavy Fighting or Fencing as extra layer between helmet padding and head. It really helps to keep longer hair in its place and out of the face.
Made from pre-washed red linen. I printed this lovely red linen by hand using a 12th century inspired stamp which I carved myself.
Small linen coif/arming cap in red/yellow with 12th century print
Small size *
3 part fitted coif pattern
Height at front border – top seam to beginning of ties: ca. 9.5 inch
Width at bottom border – back seam to front border: ca. 7.25 inch;
Ties: ca. 12 inch long
Fabric: linen, pre-washed
Machine-washable, hang to dry
Can be ironed on linen setting.
Made in Crestview, Florida, USA
* The picture shows this coif on a head with a circumference of 22.5 inch measured above the brow line.
Please note that the sizes can vary from head to head because of head shapes and sizes as well as used materials.