Are you looking to stand out in a crowd? Maybe you want to class-up the joint or make a statement. That is exactly what you would be doing with a driving or ivy hat. These hats are as classy as they come. Perhaps you want to go for a more English look, or you’ve reached the age where you’ve started to think, “I need a fancier wardrobe.” Whatever your reason might be, you have come to the right place to find driving/Ivy caps in large hat sizes, because we know it’s nearly impossible to find these one-of-a-kind hats anywhere else in these sizes
Driving/Ivy hats have been around for centuries and they have adopted many names over that long period of time. The flat cap, or scally cap, is a rounded cap with a hard brim in front that originates from Britain and Ireland, which you probably could have guessed from watching old English era movies or television series. In Scotland, it’s known as the bunnet, a Dai cap in Wales, a paddy cap in Ireland, a cheese-cutter in New Zealand, and a driving cap in the United States. But we’re not picky, you can call it whatever you want!
Back in the 14th century, the hat was called the bonnet and it can be traced back to Northern England. Interestingly enough, it was the English Parliament that made the hat popular because they wanted to stimulate English wool consumption. Males over the age of 6 had to wear the woolen caps on Sundays and holidays or pay a fine of three farthings. Still to this day, you can get your driving large hats made of wool here at The Big Hat Store.
There are so many benefits to wool material. It is hypoallergenic, mold and mildew resistant, non-toxic, and great if you have allergies or asthma. Not only that, but our Wiggins brand hats are designed in Sweden and custom made in Europe. They also come in 3X and 4X large hats sizes, which is a rarity to find anywhere else in the world. Some of our satin-lined caps also come with ear flaps that flip down for extra warmth in the winter months, so you can wear them any time of the year!
It doesn’t matter if you’re watching out outdoor events in the summer or winter, pub hopping, walking down the street, or going to a formal dinner party, you can take our crushable (pack without destroying) driving caps in large hat sizes anywhere you go!