Graduation hats (also called graduation caps) were actually used as everyday medieval scholar hats in the 12th and 13th centuries. Today it is worn only during commencement exercises, usually (but not always) together with a toga. A typical graduation hat consists of a hard, square top called a mortarboard (called trencher in Britain), a headpiece, and a tassel (usually nylon). These caps can be made of cloth or cardboard and come in all sizes.
Types of Graduation Hats
Kinds of Graduation Hats include the following:
Cloth graduation hats
Cloth graduation hats are usually made of washable cotton.
Those made of satin are shinier than cotton graduation hats.
Cardboard or paper graduation hats
The trencher or mortarboard is made of cardboard. The headpiece is made of and with a crepe paper.
Cardboard paper graduation caps are much cheaper than cloth graduation hats.
Choosing Graduation Hats (Buying tips)
Stretchable: Look for a graduation cap with a slightly stretchable headpiece so you can adjust it to fall just above your eyebrows. This is the right way to wear a graduation cap.
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