More to explore:
Cap ends in silver, Birka, chamber graves 581 and 644. Just commissioned the cap made from red wool with raw silk lining, vanilla fox trim, and brass version of this end piece hand made by a fellow reenactor friend
Birka Bag Replica, bought at Trondheim Market. 9th, 10th century? Based on this find: www.vikingage.org...
Raymond's Quiet Press VB-35 Hat End - from the Historika Museum in Sweden $17.95 2" long with 1 1/8" opening (5, 2.7 cm)
Thors hammer ring Birka, Sweden
Gottfried Kilianus posts these instructions for a Landsknecht Tellerbrettbarret (German Renaissance hat) on Flicker.
Tassel by Beothuk, via Flickr. Like this!
Hat with tablet woven band. Reconstruction from the Swedish Historiska museet.
Hat and trim - Byzantine. Can't really tell if it is historically accurate, but it looks nice.
Museum of London
Workman's felt hat with the brim pinned back. This hat was found at Morgan's Lane in Southwark.
1559 AD - 1661 AD
Here are a few educational links to the primary research, inspired by this image: urd.priv.no/viking/