About German hat feathers
Traditional German hats — often called Tyrolean, Bavarian or Alpine — are brimmed hats that are usually made of felt or wool and are commonly grey, black or green in color. They often have a spray of feathers, flowers or “brush” at the side of the crown. The tradition of wearing feathers began many years ago, when hunters would pull a feather from their catch and place it in their cap. The bigger and more elaborate the feather, the better the hunter.