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         The cockade was a piece of cloth folded and gathered at the center with a string in a round shape faintly reminiscent of a flower. The word cockade came from the Sixteenth Century French cocarde meaning 'rosette.' The bicorne was a wide brimmed hat with two 'corners' of the brim raised and attached to the hat's crown. The tricorne was a cocked hat with three 'corners' cocked, or raised and attached to the hat's crown creating three 'sides.' A cockade would be attached to one 'side' of the hat often to signify rank.

Tricorne cocked hats by Larry D. Smith
Collection of Larry D. Smith

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