The French Hood was the most popular style of womens hat in the English Court in the second half of the 1500's.This hat is a wired, silk velvet covered plastic canvas type hat. Strung pearls were couched on with gold thread to make the edge border of the band. A necklace was couched onto the top edge of the coronet . Gold and pearl medallions were added in the middle of the Coronet. White satin stips of fabric were added to the band just below the Cononet. The black silk hood is removable for cleaning. I would like to thank my model, Mimi Cox for making my hats look so good.