As the name suggests, the Gable hood is in the shape of a gable or the front of a house. It is a predecessor to the French Hood and was popular in the early 1500s.
Gable hood was initially a simpler construction with a veil at the back and aesthetically beautiful lappets or side panels. However, the hood evolved with time, and the construction became extensively complex. It used stiffened buckram, and the lappet could be pinned in several ways to make the hood look beautiful.
It was a conservative headwear worn by royal and affluent women. It would cover the head well so that no hair would show. It could be decorated with lace, border, embroidery, and threadwork.