The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Orient of Maryland


Many new Scottish Rite members often ask what the different colored hats worn by Scottish Rite members mean.  The caps can be thought of as the dress of a Scottish Rite Mason, just like an apron is to the Master Mason in the Blue Lodge.  A 32° Scottish Rite Mason wears the black silk cap.



There are other regalia items as well, such as jewels, aprons, and rings.  Select one of the sub-menus under 'Regalia' for more information.