19th century handmade household headwear

I don’t clip a lot of hats, usually things that have a function. I was dusting the cobwebs and I realized how important a Sweeping Cap would be in 1885. The Gentleman’s house cap, would keep one’s head warm indoors, in the decades before central heating and Rogaine. Th Sunbonnets may have fallen out of fashion, but were very important to stave off sunburn before sunblock was invented, and would protect the forehead, nose and nape of the neck.

1885 The Prairie Farmer
1885 the Prairie Farmer
1891 The Cultivator and Country Gentleman