Virginia, a striking Regency style, is a stove pipe poke bonnet that sits just above the hair line and is especially comfortable for smaller heads. When introduced around 1810, the Virginia 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 Virginia Pattern includes 3 interchangeable brims and 3 head pieces to create a wide variety of looks.
Brim one is shallow and squared at the cheek. Brim two has nice smooth curve. Brim three is a deeper version of brim 1. Brims two and three have a optional cutup at the back of the brim for late 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 (not recommended for extremely thick hair).
The Virginia Kit includes the Virginia pattern and instructions, wire, buckram, binding, wire connectors, linen lining, curved needles, and box to store your bonnet.
The Virginia Deluxe Kit includes the Virginia pattern and instructions, the form (double buckram) of your choice, linen lining, curved needles, and box to store your bonnet.