I have a thing about odd hats. Looks like Spanish Renaissance sets the trend for my next design, staid in its severity of black, greys, and off-white. A hat, straight up, with no brim ? They were popular from the 13th to the 16th century in Europe, especially in France. The fore-wearers of the modern knitted toque , or tuque, it’s all there ~~ proof such a thing was actually stylish! The Beanie is out folks. The Toque is IN.