Shaker Museum

Hat

Raccoon fur and wool knit cap made by Mary Hazard, Church Family, Mount Lebanon, NY

ca. 1850

Object ID
1953.6622.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Hazard, Mary (1811-1899)
Family
Church Family
Description

Raccoon fur and wool knit hat. Ribbed bottom edge approximately 4" with bottom 2 3/4" folded up and held into place with a 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" knit "button." Approximately 1 3/4" x 6 7/8" knit visor that projects through opening in ribbed edge. Two ear flaps attached to underside, approximately 3 1/2" x 2 5/8". Yarn pom-pom attached to top of crown. Medium brown color.

Dimensions

11 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (29.2 x 27.4 cm)

Notes

Donor, Austin Haight wrote on September 9, 1953, "This cap was knit by Mary Hazzard in 1850 and sold to me by Emma Neal (sic) 1910. I wore it for over thirty years every winter. It may not look new but it is made of the silk and coon fur yarn that made the Shaker gloves famous. I doubt if you have one like this and I am glad to donate it." For more on the raccoon fur knit items made for sale by the sisters of the Mount Lebanon Church Family, see this blog post: https://shakerml.org/mittens-gloves-wristlets-oh/

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Hazard, Mary

1811-1899

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