The cap is named after King Oscar II of Sweden (1872–1907) who often wore this type of hat.
This classic model that we have manufactured for over 120 years has many names such as Fiddler cap, Greek Fisherman's Cap, Elbsegler or Prinz Heinrich mutze.
Colour: Dark Navy blue
5 centimetres brim
Made of 100% wool
Melton fabric from Albano Morgado weaving mill in Portugal.
Lined with red satin (60% Acetate, 40% Viscose)
Sweatband made of genuine leather.
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.
Head Size (cm)
Head Size (Inch)
Generic Hat Size
The Fiddler cap is called 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 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