What do the Scottish Rite caps mean and why are they differnt colors.
The Scottish Rite caps is the principal badge of a Scottish Rite Mason, just as the white lambskin apron is to a Master Mason while in a blue lodge. There are four main Scottish Rite caps and are as follows:
Black: The black cap is worn by Master of the Royal Secret (32º Scottish Rite masons.
Red: The red cap is worn by 32º Scottish Rite masons that have been awarded the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour (K.C.C.H)
Blue: The blue cap is worn by 50-Year Scottish Rite Masons
White: The white cap is worn by 33º Scottish Rite Masons that hold the title of Inspector General.