A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet

So far in the Tip of the Hat series I have only talked about men’s hats. This is probably because I personally prefer to wear the styles that are meant for gents, but the ladies of the steam era were all be-hatted as well. For much of the 19th century, if a lady only owned one type of hat, it was going to be a bonnet. The Beginning of The Bonnet Starting in the late 1700s, “house bonnets” made of a soft material, such as cotton, were always worn by women in their homes. They sometimes has decorative ribbon, but … Continue reading A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet