The perfect hat for a day in the sun at a Jane Austen festival! This style of bonnet is for a casual event, such as a stroll in Hyde Park along Rotten Row or to pick flowers from the manor’s garden.
The base is a simple wide-brim straw hat covered inside and outside with lightweight red satin. Three layers of white lace encircle the inner crown to frame the face when the white with blue-dot ties are secured under the chin. The 3” brim is trimmed with blue and white flowers atop a wide, blue velvet ribbon.
Construction is a mixture of hand-sewing and heavy-duty hot glue. The crown measures 22” circumference but is soft and pliable for those with a slightly larger head size.