Notes: Witch’s Hat

Witch Hat

The pointed hat worn by witches originated long ago. It was the headgear of choice for herbalists and farmers wives living in the country. Knowing the ways of nature these women could grow herbs and vegetables in ways the city dwellers could not understand. Soon these folks started referring to these women in the pointed hats as a “witch.” The Christian Church took this a step further and declared the pointed hats represented the “horns of the Devil.” This opinion caused great difficulty for the herbalists and farmers wives and soon they stopped wearing the hats. Today, the hats are only worn by old fashioned witches or people wearing a witch costume on Halloween.


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