Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Three Cornered Hat

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE THREE CORNERED HAT (M-(S96+R96)) 3C Triangular set D Wilson Cambridge Diamond Jubilee

1- 8 All dance RH across and LH back
9-16 All turn 2H to left for 4 steps and turn right back to places
17-24 1s dance Figs of 8 Man round 2s and Lady round 3s
25-32 Each couple dances All Round Diamond Poussette to end facing partner in original pstns

1- 8 All petronella turn, All set to partners (Men high cuts and Ladies points), petronella turn to partner's place and ½ turn RH
9-24 All dance Schiehallion reels (4 places) to end 1 place to right
25-32 All dance 6H round and back

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

The tricorne or tricorn is a style of hat that was popular during the 18th century, falling out of style by 1800. At the peak of its popularity, the tricorne was worn as civilian dress and as part of military and naval uniforms. Its distinguishing characteristic was a practical one: the turned-up portions of the brim formed gutters that directed rainwater away from the wearer's face, depositing most of it over his shoulders.

The tricornes had a rather broad brim, pinned up on either side of the head and at the back, producing a triangular shape.

The Tricorne Three Cornered Hat Image
Chelsea Pensioners Wearing Their Tricorne Three Cornered Hats

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