The Veils I Have Worn: Bonnets

First on my photo journal tour of my head covering collection are the caps, also affectionately called “bonnets” by my husband and his uncle. I sewed these following the directions from the ladies at Shepherd’s Hill. The first cap I made out of muslin with grosgrain ribbon for the ties. I followed their pattern exactly.

As you can see, this sits a little ways back on my head.

I decided to manipulate the pattern a tad to add more coverage over the back and widen the brim.

This second cap I made out of pale yellow broadcloth and white twill tape for the ties. I pleated both caps, though you could gather them, too. Pleating makes it easier to iron them. Twill tape or grosgrain ribbon are no-slip and the bows stay tied! I don’t pin the caps to my hair at all.

I love the cap style and find them to be the most practical in terms of wear and no-fussing throughout the day. I still hope to dress in the Plain manner in the future, but I feel that I should wait until I come home from the work-world before I switch to that on a daily basis.

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1 Response to “The Veils I Have Worn: Bonnets”


  1. 1 Bonnet Caps September 21, 2007 at 3:05 am

    I think the bonnet cap might fit you better if you tied it at the back of the neck.


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