Our high quality diced Balmoral cap comes from an Ayrshire family firm who have making authentic Scottish bonnets for over 160 years. The bonnet is knitted in wool and then milled to give the high quality felted effect. The left side of the Balmoral hat features a hessian backed grosgrain rosette, to which one of our clan cap badges can be affixed, grosgrain ribbon tails, grosgrain trim with a classic toorie (pom-pom or bobble) adorning the top.
Beware of the poorly constructed cheap foreign imitations of diced Balmorals which use cardboard stiffeners that soon fall apart. The superior hessian stiffeners used in our Scottish caps will last for decades, every hat is hand finished by skilled craftsmen, using the finest materials, which comply with stringent Ministry of Defence standards.
The Balmoral bonnet evolved from the larger ancient broad bonnet which was worn for centuries throughout Scotland. The hat takes it name from the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire which was purchased by the Royal family in 1852 and remains to this day their summer residence.
Available in black, navy, bottle green, lovat blue, lovat green, maroon, red, royal blue, saxe blue and fawn. Dicing and toorie on the black and navy hats is shown in photo, whereas all the other hats have dicing and toorie matching the hat colour (e.g. fawn balmoral has fawn & white dicing with fawn pom-pom).
Please take care to ensure that you select the correct size of Balmoral, as custom made items cannot be returned once made.
• Diced Balmoral bonnets are made to order. • Allow 1 week in addition to delivery times stated at checkout.
• Diced Balmoral bonnets are made to order.
• Allow 1 week in addition to delivery times stated at checkout.