This classic model we have manufactured for over 130 years at the hat factory in Borlänge.
5,5 centimetres lacquer peak
Made of a heavy Melton fabric in 100% wool
Faux Leather sweatband
Fabric from Albano Morgado weaving mill in Portugal.
Made in Sweden
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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This product is made in Sweden and built on a tradition that started already in the year 1885, when Carl Theodor Ericson, fourth generation hat maker, founded the C.Th Ericsons Hat Factory in Borlänge, Sweden.
Over the years, CTH’s high-quality headwear would become a part of Swedish cultural and industrial heritage. Today, almost 140 years later, we are still a family business, our hats are still manufactured by hand and we are still creating modern classics for future generations.
Not much has changed, really. And in that we take a lot of pride.
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