Skip to product information
1 of 14

TwiLd Capit Hog

Paisley Smoking Cap in burgundy with braid tassel

Paisley Smoking Cap in burgundy with braid tassel

Regular price $94.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $94.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Dispatch time

Ready made items - dispatched within 3 business days

Handmade to order - dispatched within 10 business days.

Delivery charge

Royal Mail postal service


Standard : £4.95 (estimate 2 - 4 business days)

Express : £9.95 Special Delivery (week days only) 

Europe: £21.00

(unfortunately excluding the EU at this time) Royal Mail International (tracked & signed where available)   

Rest of World: £27.00

Royal Mail International (tracked & signed where available) 


One-of-a-kind – there is only one, and there won’t be another exactly like this.

Made to order – only a small limited number will be produced. Sometimes the number of size variations on offer are more than the number of products I have the supplies to produce, so please don’t take that as an indication of the number available.

Sending a gift

There is an option to add a gift message at checkout.

Purchasing a hat

When purchasing a hat you will need to choose a size. In order to do that you will need to know the head measurement of the person the hat is intended for. Measuring the head isn't difficult or complicated to do, but hopefully this quick guide will confirm how it's done.

To measure the head

You will need either a soft tape measure (dressmakers tape measure), or a piece of string and a regular tape measure to measure it against.

Head picture of a Victorian male with a measure line indicated around his forehead.
  Measure the circumference around the head keeping  the tape level and firm,
 just above the ears, across the forehead and over the  bump on the back of the head.
 As a guide -  take your head measurement and add approximately half an inch, for comfort, this will give your hat size for a TwiLd Capit Hog handmade hat. 

If you require a custom size, or a little help, you can send me a message here.  


Customer reviews

All customer reviews here

 This item is handmade to order

The applique design will be unique on each hat, no two hats will be identical.

The vibrant tapestry of the Victorian carpet bag was the inspiration for this characterful Smoking Cap. This handmade hat has a distinctive tip of navy Bedford cord with an appliqued design using paisley vintage fabric off cuts, which means no two hats will be identical. A deep band of luscious navy cotton velvet on the crown is highlighted by a band of vibrant burgundy cotton corduroy. The burgundy carries through to the inside of the hat to form part of the lining along with fine navy cotton twill, for comfortable wear.

The tip is quilted using four layers, in the unique TwiLd Capit Hog style, combining polyester wadding and cotton, for comfort, structure and durability. The velvet and corduroy crown can be fully turned up or lowered to give a more nonchalant look. An unusual design of vintage button adds the final detail to the centre of the tip, for attaching the removable tassel. It's cone shape gives the hat an oriental touch. 

I make hats as unique as the people who wear them. This design, with its mix of fabric and trimmings, will be produced in a very limited number. This is because the main fabrics are remnant pieces. The tassel has been constructed using curtain fringing along with various braids. And the button is vintage and I have only five. Both the button and tassel add uniqueness to the hat with the combination of age and characterful imperfections. 

An elegant cap based on the eastern looking lounge hat or fez of the 1860's/70's. The perfect gentleman's dress hat, wizard or magician's hat.

*crown circ.

  • Small - approx. 22 inch / 56cm
  • Medium - approx. 23 inch / 58.5cm
  • Large - approx. 24 inch / 61cm
  • Extra Large - approx. 25 inch / 63.5cm

(measurements are approx. and will be within acceptable tolerance) 

**As a guide - take your head measurement and add approx. half an inch (for comfort), this gives your hat size. More help here

Materials: cotton, cotton Bedford cord, cotton covered polyester wadding, cotton velvet, cotton corduroy, cotton twill, fringing, braid. 

Each is individually handmade so will differ slightly. Including fabric pattern and braid which is determined by cut, and angle of quilting on tip which is determined after being quilted.

View full details

Customer Reviews

Based on 122 reviews

Beautifully made, so comfortable, and absolute lifesavers in the cold weather!!


I love the design so much. The hat itself made-up silk, corduroy, gemstones and Completed with a tassel, it’s magnificent design is a modern spin of the classical smoking hats. I'm beyond pleased and privileged to own this. I proudly own three hats from this store, I'll be taking great care of them. I’m very lucky to have encountered Julie who is a marvellous artist here on Esty who’s creations haven given me a tremendous amount of joy.


Very well made hat, cosy and warm. My second purchase from this store, I will be wearing it for winter.


Absolutely amazing, I saw this item in the medium size that was available, I knew I had to have it, I even messaged the owner if it was possible to make it in my size.

One day I logged on to Esty and there it was listed in my size, I knew immediately what I had to do, it was in two other peoples baskets, but no ! it was destined to me mine !

When it arrived I was astounded, the quality of materials and the craftsmanship was beyond anything I could imagined, this thinking cap was made and designed not to last years but to last decades. I am beyond delighted to own this Harris Tweed cap and I know I will grow old wearing it, I will keep it in great condition so when I have children I will pass it on to them. it was so great and fantastic I even bought another one and I'm thinking about buying a third one.

Christine Weiss

Highly recommend this awesome seller!