A hand knitted winter carriage bonnet, in a black wool, from the 1880's Victorian era. A nice choice for fun winter activities, such as ice skating or sleigh rides or just for chores. A great bonnet for display, research or "just fun to have a piece" from the past.
The woman's bonnet is made of a combination of several interesting knitted patterns through the body of the bonnet. It has a long apron or drape around the neck, made in a popcorn type of stitch, which lends more interest. The inside is lined in a blue flannel. Black taffeta ribbon chin ties are secured on the inside at the edge of the flannel. Top of the bonnet is also embellished with another black ribbon bow. At the nape of the neck, at the back, a black yarn bow with two pom poms.
Measurements: 34" around the face area, from side to side, including the 5" apron area. At the neck line, it is 17" around from one side to the other.
Condition: For the age, it is very decent. The body of the bonnet is nice with no holes. I am not a knitter, but it looks to me the apron portion may have been knitted in rows, then whipped together with a loose stitch. Some of these stitches are broken. This area can be seen in some of the photos but is more obvious in photo 8.