The “stove pipe” bonnet was extremely popular throughout the Regency Era. Numerous fashion plates include variations of this tall crown, wide poke-style brim bonnet. Visit my Pinterest site for extant examples as well as hundreds of fashion plates: www.pinterest.com/sharonlathan62
For this hat, my first stove pipe creation, the base is heavy buckram enforced with millinery-wire and padded with cotton mull inside and out. The sturdy crown is 6” high and 9” diameter at the top. The brim is 3” wide.
The outside is covered in a two-tone green striped, thick sateen fabric. The trim around the base and crown’s top edge is a lovely yellow and green lace. Pretty yellow and white flowers adorn each side, attached with silver-edged ribbon. The sheer yellow veil is permanently attached and can be worn gathered atop the brim or draping down to shield the face.
The inside of the brim is lined with the same green stipe fabric. The crown is lined with cream-colored gauze. This hat is secured under the chin with creamy grosgrain ribbon ties.
The hat fits a 22” to 23” circumference adult size head with minimal give due to the buckram crown support.