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Helen Anderson

John Lennon Authentic Leather Cap

John Lennon Authentic Leather Cap

Regular price £169.00 GBP
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History of the cap

I first designed this cap for John Lennon in 1964 and he was still wearing it the last time I saw him, in 1975 - he said it was his all-time favourite hat. I was touched - John was more sentimental than he cared to let on - and I occasionally wondered what kind of condition it was in! I've since discovered from archive images that Yoko Ono also wore my cap.

It's still made in the home city of the Beatles - and my favourite town - Liverpool!

Read the backstory.

Why people love this cap

People are in love with this cap mainly because of its history and iconic fashion status. But when you put it on, you know why! 

It's soft and comfortable and cleverly shaped to sit towards the back of the head, just as John wore his. It seems to suit everybody, regardless of age, race or gender.

If you love the Beatles, you need this John Lennon Leather Cap. It's perfect for superfans and anyone looking to honour the fashions and clothes style of John Lennon and the Beatles. As a collector's item it's an important piece of Lennon/Beatles memorabilia and can be used as part of an entire John Lennon costume.

It also makes a fabulous gift for the John Lennon or Beatles fan and if measuring their head without them knowing might be tricky - get them a gift voucher!

All the details

  • 100% super-soft nappa leather cap.
  • Viscose/silk lining, in paisley design.
  • Leather braid and two leather buttons.
  • Made and hand-finished in Liverpool, UK.
  • Original British design - this is not a copy!
  • Breton style cap, also called Greek fishermans, Bakerboy or Newsboy
  • Presented in a beautiful matching memory box, sealed with a leather button.

Available in four sizes: please measure your head using our Size Guide 

When you check out you will be asked to provide this measurement in cm. This is because Helen measures every hat to ensure the best possible fit for you. 

Photo Credits - Henry Grossman
By kind permission, Julia Baird, Mark Hayward & Javier Parisi.

John Lennon Leather Hat 1964 - 60s fashion personified.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Samuel Weissman
Fantastic hat - made with great care! Perfect for Lennon/Beatles fans and/or fashionistas!

I've long been a Beatles fan and particularly a fan of John Lennon. For years I'd considered buying a Greek fisherman's cap, which is how I'd seen described the famous hat that John wore, particularly in the mid-60s, but none of the generic ones ever looked quite right to me.

A couple of months ago I stumbled onto Helen's site and was fascinated to read how she designed the cap specially for John, and that she went to art college with John and Cynthia, and that she now makes replicas of the original cap to order. In my haste to get this great hat, I measured my head size too large and the cap that came didn't fit me. However, I was able to give it to my dad (who first turned me on to the Beatles, and who loves his cap!) and order another cap with the correct measurement. I am delighted that the new cap fits great and looks fantastic! I highly recommend this product. It's made of high quality nappa leather and is very comfortable to wear. It is made with care and love by Helen, and it is a lovely memento to the late great John Lennon.

Tony Cuccia
I`ve been looking for this magnificent cap all my life!

I received my John Lennon Cap today and I am still shocked by just how great it is! It came in a beautiful box with a lovely note from Helen (what a sweet lady!). As soon as I took it out of the box, I knew I was truly looking at what I had been looking for my whole life. Then, I tried it on and it was a PERFECT fit (I have NEVER had a hat or cap fit me like this in my life!). It is fabulously made and after years of having what I thought were really good John caps, I now have the REAL DEAL! If you want what John wore for all those years, buy from Helen! I cannot thank her enough. GOD BLESS YOU, HELEN!

Gerald Smith
My John Lennon Cap

My wife Dot purchased my John Lennon cap for me on the 60th Anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the USA. I had fancied the leather cap for a long time. It was my wife's birthday present to me. John wore this now famous leather cap as he stepped of the plane at Kennedy Airport on the 7th February 1964. I am looking forward to some warmer weather when I can wear the cap whilst driving my sports car. It is amazing that Helen who originally designed John's cap still manufactures the cap today. I was most fortunate to meet Helen-a wonderful lady. By the way the leather cap is fantastic and wonderful quality.


Gorgeous hat. Excellent quality craftsmanship. Versatile and unique.


What a remarkably well made hat!