In the late 1830s the crown of the poke bonnet lowered and eventually the bonnet achieved a very straight look from the side. The bonnet was known as the coal scuttle as it looked like a coal scoop.
The Lydia Alma recreates the 1840's blocked crown coal scuttle bonnet. The style is marked by the horizontal line from the crown to the brim. The bonnet creates the classic 1840's horseshoe shaped silhouette. The Lydia Alma is available in four different depths to span the 1840's and a round version for early 1840's impressions. The pattern includes a 20 page instruction booklet complete with detailed illustrations.
PDF pattern now available. Printable pattern and link to instructions will be sent to the email address on your order.
Kit includes paper pattern and instructions, buckram, blocked tip, wire, wire connectors, crinoline binding, organdy head lining, cotton netting for curtain, curved needle, and box.
Deluxe kit includes pattern, bonnet form, organdy headlining, cotton netting for curtain, curved needle and a box.