The origins of the apple cap name go back to New York City. New York is The Big Apple after all, and these caps have been hugely popular there for more than a century. Yet, an apple cap by another name might be a newsboy, Big Apple, 8/4 cap, or panel cap.
The most popular apple caps are made of wool, cashmere, leather and linen. All are made with 8 panels, and many have a central button. The brim is often snapped or stitched to the cap’s shell to help it preserve its shape for a longer life