The Gable hood (or English hood or gable headdress) is an English headdress from the first half of the 16th century. This headdress so-called because its pointed shape resembles the gable of a house. The Gable hood consisted of several parts: a rigid frame, two veil ribbons (usually black) and a cap inside. The Gable hood covered the hair at the forehead, and the rest of the hair was tied up at the back and hidden in a cap. Black veil ribbons were turn-up over the top, creating a different shape for the headdress.
In the 1530s, the “French hood” or “Arcelet” came into English fashion, and by the 1550s it completely replaced it.