A classic Newsboy Cap in 100% linen from Växbo Lin, made in Sweden.
Växbo Lin outside Bollnäs in Hälsingland is one of Sweden's few remaining linen weavers, traditional patterns are woven together with timeless design.
5,5 centimetres brim
Made of 100 % Linen (Flax)
Machine wash cold, gentle spin
To measure your hat size, wrap a tape measure around your head just above your ears. The tape should fit comfortably – not too tight. Round up to the nearest size.
If you have no tape measure, you can measure with a string, which you then measure with a ruler.
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The name comes from the boys who worked selling newspapers on the streets in the late 19th century. In the UK, the model was called Baker Boy cap, but the truth is that the cap was used by more than just "Newsboys" and "Bakerboys". All men, especially from the working class, could wear this type of cap during the heyday of the early 20th century.
The Newsboy cap has a rounder, more generous and bolder shape that gives a more urban attitude than, for example, a Flat cap. The iconic shape of the cap is sewn from eight pieces of fabric and has a button in the middle.
Our caps have a handmade quality and timeless style. We always start from traditional shapes, patterns and materials and then adapt them to a contemporary expression.
Växbo Lin is one of the last remaining linen weaving mills in Sweden.
The most well preserved sites from the heydays of flax and linen production are found in Växbo. The small flax sheds and workshops in Trolldalen bear witness to the flax-growing peasantry’s utilisation of hydropower. Växbo Lin was founded on this cultural heritage site in 1989. At first, production was centred on the spinnery, but after a few years we began weaving as well. All our products consist of 100% linen.
In 2006 the current owners Hanna and Jacob purchased the factory and began further restoration. Their mission is that Växbo Lin will continue to develop, produce and market linen products while creating desire and value for both customer and worker, and to keep alive the handicraft tradition of linen-making, native to the Växbo region.