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    It's called witchunter hat or inquisitor hat. It is similar to different hats worn since Medieval times all over Europe (especially Spain, Portugal, France) but I think Puritans in America also wore something similar. But callng it a witchhunter hat i think most people will imagine a hat that looks exactly like that.
     
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    Hmm, well that's the term that I searched in google to get that image, but I thought that was more an informal term for it, and was hoping there was something else. I don't wish to give connotations of witch hunting or inquisiting as the character is neither (though he is a monster hunter.). I guess a high, buckled hat (I know the picture doesn't have a buckle.) would do as a description if a suitable term doesn't exist.
     
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    Like a Pilgrim Hat?
     
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    It looks like a Welsh hat or a Capotaine.
     
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    It's called a capotain, though I don't know how many people would know what you meant if you said that. I'm told the buckle became added in 19th century illustrations rather than being something that was historically used.
     
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    Well Capotain will do. Even if it's an obscure term I don't agree with coddling my readers.
     
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    Lol, sorry, I didn't realise, I just saw the pic. Capotain is to my mind a different hat, looks a lot less sinister.
     
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    Hmmmm . . . not sure about that. I'm with Lost72 - I also get a picture of a Pilgrim hat in my mind's eye.
     
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    I've used Capotain for now. Hopefully should the book ever get published, he'll be up there on the front cover with his snazzy hat so there's no confusion.
     
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    I think it's still a capotain. It's simply a capotain decorated with studs and gold embossing.
     
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    Looks more like a steampunk capotain.
     

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