Almost everyone during the 1930s-40s wore a hat or cap when going out. Most women wore wide brimmed hats or high hats. As well as that the 'snood' was quite fashionable too. The snood became a mainstay method of keeping hair free from machinery in wartime Britain. Since the snood was crocheted it was also easy to copy and knitting and crochet and tatting patterns appeared in magazines everywhere.