Ophelia, a striking Regency style, is a stove pipe poke bonnet that sits just below the hair line and is especially comfortable for larger headsizes. When introduced around 1810, the Ophelia had a short raised crown and modest brim that framed the face. As the decade progressed, brims grew deeper and more flared and the crown grew taller to accommodate elaborate hairstyles.
The Ophelia Pattern includes 3 interchangeable brims and 3 head pieces to create a wide variety of looks. Brim one is shallow at center front, deeper at cheeks. Brim two has a nice smooth curve. Brim three is a deeper version of brim one. Brim two and three have a optional cutup at the back of the brim appropriate to later teens impressions. The headpieces include a straight stovepipe, a tapered stovepipe and a shaped stovepipe. The straight stovepipe appears flare to the tip because the tip is a circle and the brim opening an oval. The tapered headpiece reduces the size of the tip making it appear to be a straight stovepipe. The shaped headpiece is shorter in the front in the back allowing the brim to flare more around the face.
The Ophelia Kit includes pattern and instructions, buckram, wire, binding, wire connectors, linen for lining, curved needles, and a box to store your completed bonnet.
The Ophelia Deluxe Kit includes pattern and instructions, completed form (double buckram)of your choice, linen for lining, curved needles, and a box to store your completed bonnet.