Cappello Romano or Pontifical Hat or Roman Hat This pontifical hat is made of black felt and is a size 61 or 7 1/2" hat size. This style of hat was seen in movies such as The Shoes of the Fisherman, The Cardinal, and The Scarlet and the Black. Frequently worn by priests in Rome prior to Vatican II, these hats are still sold in Rome. This would be a great gift for any priest or seminarian who values the traditional garb of the Church. This hat is still permitted to be worn and was not abolished in the Pauline Reforms of Ecclesiastical Vesture. Bid high and early. These hats are hard to find and generally are only found in Europe, especially Rome.