1840-50's Period Bonnet
This Bonnet is just two pieces, the back and side. The pattern piece for the side can be cut on alternate lines to give a bonnet that is earlier or later within this 20 year span. It includes instructions for making it as a fabric covered hat or making it up as "straw braid".
This is one straw covered versions where two different natural straw braids are used to create surface texture.