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The Cocket Hat

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THE COCKET HAT (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Kenneth Jones RSCDS Book 44

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place own sides
9-16 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) into ½ reel of 3 on opposite sides (3)(1)(2)
17-24 1s dance RH across (1M with 3s at top and 1L with 2s) and end facing 3rd corner (position), 1s dance ½ diagonal RSh reel of 4 and pass RSh to face 4th corner (position)
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 4th corners and end in 2nd place own side, 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s at top and 1M with 3s)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places

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

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A "cocket" (or "cockit") hat" is Scots for "a cocked hat', which has opposing rims turned up and caught together to give two or three points.

A 2004 RSCDS Leeds Newsletter tells us "This dance was written for Bernard Harris from Sheffield with his Cocket Hat being a "Hello Jock" headgear worn for parties".

Cocket Hat
Cocket Hat

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