During the Colonial era, women wore mob caps, very simple hats that covered their hair. A mob cap protected a woman's hair from dust when she went outside and from smoke and grease when she was indoors. A mob cap was required dress for a woman or girl in the Colonial era. Now you can get one! Our Colonial Mob Cap has an elasticized band with a decorative lace edging. The white cap is so versatile it will match anything! Aprons, dresses and other Colonial items also available. One size.