The bicycle clip hat was generally attached to the head using a metal spring

A bicycle clip hat is a style of small hat or millinery decoration that includes a metal clip – similar to traditional designs used by cyclists – to hold it in place. It may be very similar to a half hat or fascinator in design, covering only part of the head.[1]

The term has also been used to describe a design of headband that became popular in the 1950s and 1960s.[2] This might be fabric attached to a piece of curved metal that held it firmly on the head.[3]

In the 1950s, the bicycle clip design was also incorporated into designs of chignon cap – a fabric covering designed to cover a bun at the back of the head.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Brooks Picken, Mary (2010). A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern (1999 ed.). United States: Dover Publications. pp. 20, 160. ISBN 978-0486402949. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ Lewandowski, Elizabeth J. (2011). The Complete Costume Dictionary. Plymouth: Scarecrow Press. p. 30. ISBN 9780810877856. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  3. ^ Grantland, Brenda; Robak, Mary (2011). Hatatorium: An essential guide for hat collectors (1st ed.). Mill Valley, CA: Brenda Grantland. p. 68. ISBN 9780984785902. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Perched Hats on Buns". Life. 27 September 1954. Retrieved 5 August 2015.