My Shapes & Styles

It occurred to me that it might be a good idea to make a photo glossary of each of the styles of straw bonnets and hats I make. I know, this just occurred to me after how many years of making these?

Here is a start at a sampling of the shapes and styles I make. 

1850s-1865 (Pre-Civil War through Civil War)

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Fashionable “Spoon” bonnet with a higher brim. This brim is more oval from the front.

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Cottage style bonnet with a gentle rise from crown through brim. This brim often has a rounder shape from the front.

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Marie Stuart style bonnet with the dip in the center front of the brim.

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Soft crown bonnet. This style has a solid straw front and a soft crown (back) that can be made of silk, net, or lace.

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Fashionable low crown hat. This is the most common shape hat seen in fashion illustrations and photographs during the war years. The brim is shaped into a curve.

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Fashionable shallow hat with a gentle transition from the very shallow crown to brim.

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A fashionable Mousquetaire style hat with a high, tapered crown and narrow shaped brim. 

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Toque style hat with a dip center front. A toque is a brimless hat.

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Wool and silk winter hood.

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Silk “Pumpkin” style wadded hood.

 

 

 

1800-1820s (Regency Era)

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Tapered crown chapeau.

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Straight crown chapeau.

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Shorter straight crown chapeau.

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Chapeau (I have to look up the name on this.)

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Chapeau

1830s-1840s (Early Victorian “Romantic” Era)

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Bonnet  with a slightly flared, round brim.

1865-1880s (Mid to later Victorian “Bustle” era)

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Hat with Marie Stuart dip

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Tapered crown hat

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Small bonnet

More photos coming….

 

 

Published in: on May 7, 2018 at 4:35 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I love the plan to categorize bonnets and hats by year or even decade.

    Our reenactment training wants to focus on having the hat match the same decade of the dress.


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