"You will come whimpering to tell [what style of cap this is] to me!"
October 10, 2011 8:31 AM   Subscribe

What style of hat is Number Two (played by Mary Morris) wearing in this screencap from The Prisoner?

The episode is "Dance of the Dead", which aired in 1967.

It looks similar to a newsboy or fisherman's cap, but with a much fuller crown? It also doesn't have the decorative brim that I associate with a fishermans cap.

This is for a halloween costume, of course, so links to places where I can buy a similar cap would be lovely.
posted by muddgirl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Looks like a pretty standard, poofed up pageboy cap to me. Here's one.
posted by phunniemee at 8:45 AM on October 10, 2011

I think they were often called 'newsboy' caps.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:54 AM on October 10, 2011

Response by poster: That's closer than anything I've found so far - I guess I just didn't expect that a wide variety (to me) of different styles would all be considered a "newsboy cap."
posted by muddgirl at 8:54 AM on October 10, 2011

Yeah, newsboy caps leave some wiggle-room in the design with both the brim and the crown, so you'd just need to find one that fits.
posted by holgate at 8:54 AM on October 10, 2011

Oops. Just realised you mentioned newsboy caps in the question. But I think that's what it is.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:55 AM on October 10, 2011

Are newsboy and pageboy the same thing? Google seems to suggest that they are. I've only ever heard "pageboy", for what it's worth.
posted by phunniemee at 8:58 AM on October 10, 2011

a lot of similar images when I google victorian boys cap
posted by canoehead at 9:21 AM on October 10, 2011

Adding the search terms retro, mod, vintage, groovy, sixties, hippy (whether or not they're correct) etc. yields results like this.
posted by peagood at 12:11 PM on October 10, 2011

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