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.