Pilgrim's hat

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Saint James the Great with his pilgrim's staff. The hat is typical, but he often wears his emblem, the scallop shell on the front brim of the hat

A pilgrim's hat, cockel hat or traveller's hat is a wide brim hat used to keep off the sun.[1] It is highly associated with pilgrims on the Way of St. James. The upturned brim of the hat is adorned with a scallop shell to denote the traveller's pilgrim status.[2]


Pilgrim's hats are used in heraldry.

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