Simple, loose crown bonnets of varying styles were common during the Regency. The array of fabrics, colors, and decor were truly endless. Visit my Pinterest for numerous boards containing fashion plates and extant examples from the period to see what I mean: www.pinterest.com/sharonlathan62
This bonnet is one of my favorites, so far at least. The 3.5” wide brim is constructed from a repurposed soft straw hat. The satin fabric covering the brim and gathered into a puffy, unsupported crown is a pretty, pale pink color with tiny black dots in a stripe pattern. A contrasting hot-pink fabric was used for the wide band, both it and the brim overlaid with delicate lace.
The back of the crown is decorated with a large bow, a sparkly fuchsia ribbon bow, and pink flowers. Ties in a matching hot-pink complete the look. The interior of the crown is lined with white satin.
Aside from the decor (which was attached with heavy-duty hot glue) the entire bonnet is machine and hand sewn.
Brim depth at the widest in front is 3.5”. The hat from front brim edge to back is 12”. The crown opening measures 22” circumference with some give for a larger head size.