By 1860, a semicircular bonnet veil was the usual form, just large enough to reach the chin, and black was once again popular. The large hat with one side turned up, the Gainsborough, remained fashionable for almost the whole of the 1880s. From 1884, a new style of hat appeared, which was particularly characteristic of the 1880s, although the fashion journals insisted at first that it was a style suitable only to very young faces. They were white, cream, pale pink or mauve, but during the 1830s there was a very large proportion of black veils. Those worn in the 1830s were particularly decorative. By 1877, wide strings which tied in a bow under the chin once again appeared on the bonnet. A toque shape with a fairly high crown also became fashionable from 1877, and was worn resting high on the head. In 1896 a high-crowned version of this style with the crown cloven, a little like a man’s trilby hat, came into fashion.
By the end of the century, the bonnet with strings had become a middle-aged fashion. At end of row 7 ch 1 and turn. Row 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook and in every chain across. Chain 37 – this makes the top of the T like you see in the photo. The last thing they need to worry about is what they look like with no hair. 2. Improved maintenance of your current hair style while you dream. In bonnets the style of 1880 continued until 1884. During the mid-1880s, bonnet crowns also grew higher, though less noticeable than those of hats. Hats with this shaping of the crown were fashionable between 1884 and 1888. Some had a fairly narrow brim turned up at one side; some had the brim turned up at the back and straight in the front, a style called Directoire although it bore little resemblance to the bonnet which had been given that name a few years earlier; on others, the brim was turned back at each side. An 1840s purple-brown silk velvet with a lining of cream silk stamped with the makers name ‘Miss Lincoln, milliner, Broad Row, Yarmouth.’ The complicated plait work on this 1840s bonnet was extremely fashionable during this period.
The openwork straws which had been fashionable in the 1880s continued to be worn in the 1890s. Straw, chip, velvet and felt were the chief materials used for hats and bonnets but, for the lighter summer millinery, net, silk sleep cap for curly hair chiffon and lace were often used. The brims of straw bonnets and hats of this decade were often lined with velvet and hats of the late 1880s sometimes had trimming beneath the brim. The same journal commented in the following year that drooping foliage was worn, “a pleasant relief from the stiffness of the bonnets worn two years ago with high brim and formal flowers”. Following the incident, Ms Meredith suffered a broken right ankle and broken right tibia which required lengthy surgery – and was later told her leg may never recover. “Simple field blossoms are the most fashionable this summer,” said the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine in 1875, but almost any kind of flowers may be found on them. Many examples of them survive, but they are not always recognized as bonnet veils. Plain dark blue and green gauze veils were also regarded as suitable for country wear, when protection from the sun rather than decoration was the main concern.
Bonnet Veils Bonnet veils were worn in part as a protection against sun and dirt, in part as an added elegance for the bonnet and head. Determine a fitting size by measuring around the top of your head and hair with a measuring tape from one ear to the other, then get a bonnet that is proportional in size. Now let’s explore the benefits of a hair bonnet in the next section. Hats with wide brims upturned in front appeared in 1898. If the brim was not upturned, it now often had a curving tilted line from left to right, or was curved up on each side from the centre. On right side join yarn at front corner of bonnet. Using yarn needle sew back seams as in any t-bonnet. Another step to getting long hair is to stop using harsh chemical relaxers. This helps distribute the natural oil from your scalp throughout the rest of your hair.