What a great idea this week, your favorite or cherished bonnet or hat! To most lovers of primitive, bonnets are like potato chips, you can't eat collect just one! I find it hard to pick a favorite, so I will have to post a few and note their various attributes.
Homespun bonnets were worn everyday and suffered a lot of wear. This bonnet tells a tale of much use. The maker of this bonnet added ruffles which were probably fashionable at the time but left the selvedge edges exposed to save time in hemming.
This bonnet is plain and simple. There are no ruffles, just a deep quilted brim.
The bonnet on the right and the apron on the left are made of the same checked homespun fabric. I purchased them separately but I like to think they were once a set!
This bonnet is made of blue calico. It is in excellent shape and appears to have been worn very little. The brim is lined with double pink calico, possibly to add a favorable pink cast to an otherwise sallow complexion.
As much as I love bonnets, I prefer a more modern style of hat for everyday wear!