How Do You Make An Old-Fashioned Bonnet?

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How Do You Make An Old-Fashioned Bonnet?

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Bonnets have a long history. Originally, exclusively male and worn by priests, kings and nobles, bonnets, also known as caps, were large, flat and often made of felted wool. Their construction varied; they could be made with or without brims or even ear flaps. Making an old-fashioned bonnet is a fun project that produces the headgear necessary to achieve a true Tudor look. Measure to determine the size of the old-fashioned bonnet. You can do this by either measuring the person’s head or the inside of a hat worn by the person. Do not measure or use a baseball cap because they are too soft to allow an accurate measurement. To measure the person’s head, wrap a measuring tape around the head starting at midway down the forehead and round the back of the head just above the ears. Write this measurement down. Create a pattern for the old-fashioned bonnet. Cut open a paper bag to make a long piece of brown paper. If you need to, tape more than one bag together to make a larger piece of paper.

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