Late 18th century hatband.

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Most often when hunting-woods running I wear a beat to heck cut down round hat pinned up in the back. There is no hatband but am tempted to add maybe three feet of light cordage or leather lace as a band for emergency tying or as a snare if needed. Would this have been used in the backwoods say 1770-80.
 
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I can’t imagine hatbands of some kind or another being used, where else can you stick a feather! I think anything that is made of period material can work, especially for a woodman, it just becomes part of the character.
 
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I can’t imagine hatbands of some kind or another being used, where else can you stick a feather! I think anything that is made of period material can work, especially for a woodman, it just becomes part of the character.
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