The Fiddler cap is also called a Vega cap in Sweden. The Fiddler cap began to be used in the military in the 19th century, and it was used by the sailors on board the ship Vega during the Vega expedition. The Vega expedition gave rise to the name and made the model generally popular around the turn of the last century.
The Vega expedition 1878–1880 under the leadership of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was the first expedition that found and sailed the entire Northeast Passage and became a great scientific success.
The Fiddler cap has many names like Vega cap, Greek Fisherman's cap, Mariner's cap, Breton cap, Navy cap, Skippers cap or Elbsegler but the basic shape is the same.
CTH Ericson has been manufacturing Fiddler, Vega and Mariner's cap since the last century, and many call our caps the Swedish original