The flat cap is a type of the Newsboy cap originating in the British Isles. It is raised at the back and has a gradually declining slant in the front. It is softer than a similarly-looking Ascot cap.
The preferred material is wool or felt and is, therefore, more suitable for winter, but it is also made from cotton, making it wearable in summers. At times, leather, linen, and corduroy are also used; however, they are less common. Most times, there is an inner lining that adds to the wearer’s comfort. Another key feature of the cap is its extremely short and stiff visor that is almost covered by the hat’s body and, therefore, barely visible.
Originally, Newspaper delivery boys and cap drivers; however, it has also become a popular golf attire.