Jail cap Gandhi Cap : Gandhi ji s jail life started in South Africa itself, with his agitation against draconian laws of the British against Indians there.
In jail the prisoners had to do physical labour. While doing so they used to wear caps. Political prisoners treated wearing cap a symbol of honour. Subsequently wearing cap continued in freedom struggle and came to be known as. …”GANDHI CAP”
In 1919, in All India Congress Conference held at Amritsar, Gandhiji sat on the dais in traditional Indian dress, and wore the CAP made from handspun cotton. This is one of the few occasions Gandhiji wore the cap, in freedom struggle, which got popularized as “ Gandhi Cap ”.