Period Correct Bonnets

Authentic Period Correct Sunbonnets for Costume Accuracy

Our beautiful authentic period correct women’s sunbonnets  from the western pioneer prairie  gives you a bit of nostalgia for the old west. You can consider it a bonus that they also protect your complexion from the wind and sun. No need to use a chemically based sun screen when you can protect your face and neck, keeping your lovely complexion intact like the women in the 1800’s did!  I make your sun bonnets from cotton and cotton blends. For that reason, you will find that the low shrinkage factor is a plus in the longevity of your sun bonnet.

Currently, these bonnets are not available. We DO have them, but since our move, they seem to have been misplaced. The newest ones being made will be available and will have Buy Now PayPal buttons for ordering. Sorry for the inconvenience!

These authentic period correct sunbonnets are made specifically for you if you engage in historically accurate plays. You may also find them appropriate for western period history re-enactments and the like. The materials used are not 100 percent cotton. You bonnet instead will consist of cotton polyester blends or other similar fabric material combinations. However, I have tried to source the most accurate types of patterns and colors for these period correct bonnets.  Fabric print style of these materials are historically correct. I’ve used muted colors and designs closely connected to fabrics and patterns available from the time period. As much as possible, I have stayed true to the 1850’s era.

Moreover, an authentic period  correct sun bonnet fits in period plays, SASS shoots and old time re-enactments. In fact, we fashioned the pattern after an original model. Over time, our adjustments led to a simple 3 piece pattern.

You can try one of these beautiful old time bonnets for your next parade or group gathering. We’d love to hear your comments if you do!

muslin used for period correct sun bonnets, mob caps and aprons

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For those interested in adding aprons, mobcaps or other period correct items, try using muslin.

Summer Breeze Bonnets    Ladies Regular Bonnets    Baby Bonnets
Period Correct Material Bonnets for Re-enactors
Childrens Bonnets        Baby Bonnets         Flat Iron Bonnets        Long Neck Re-enactors Ruffled


Period Correct Bonnet-striped in rust and tan
1 ONLY 1 LEFT!  Med rust and cream colored stripes w/tiny print. Old fashioned NM

 Period Correct dusty rose color with cream roses
2  4 avble
Soft rust/rose colored bkgrd w/rose/cream roses NM
Period Correct Bonnet-medium navy blue, small flowers similar to a calico
3  .1 avble Has a blemish, but useful as a garden bonnet. Discounted to $16 (and shipping)
Med navy blue bkgrd, tiny flowers NM

Period Correct-pale olive green with scattered flowers, rust colored
4   2 avble Small rust colored roses and pink flowers on lt olive green bkg JO-NM
Period Correct cream colored bonnet with tiny pastel flowers
5  4 avble
cream bkgrd w/tiny lavender/salmon colored flowers  NM
Period Correct vivid violet with cross hatching background and violet roses
6  2 avble Beautiful Violet w/roses and vines JO-NM
Period Correct Bonnet-large cluseter of muted flowers and roses on blk bkgrd
7 1 avble ..Old Fashioned Paisley  w/medium sized rust colored roses on blk bkgd. NM
Period Correct Rose pink bonnet with small chocolate diamond pattern
8 1avble Dusty rose-pink bkg w/tiny brown diamonds evenly scattered NM
Period Correct soft olive green with tiny coral flower print
10 2 avble  lovely pale green tiny coral roses!
Period Correct Sandstone colore with tiny flecked print
11 1 avble Lt tan with tiny, delicate print
Period Correct Bonnet mint green; subtle pattern
12 1 avble Pretty mint green JO NM
Faux watered silk look sunbonnet of charcoal grays
13 2 Avble Gorgeous Charcoal Gray with darker grays
Faux Watered Silk Look
Period Correct Bonnet-robins egg blue with cross hatched bkgrd and darker blue roses
14 9 avble  blue roses on robins egg blue bkgd
Period Correct Bonnet-red bonnet, Sunmaid Rasisin
15 1 avble Sun maid Raisin Girl-  Red Bonnet
Period Correct Sold Black Bonnet, mourning
16 3 avble Solid Black Bonnet, Mourning Bonnet
Period Correct soft olive green with tiny coral flower print
10 2 avble  lovely pale green tiny coral roses!
Period Correct bonnet-golden brown with lighter colored autumn leaves

1 avble  Autumn leaf print, rust colored and tan , cotton polyester 
Period Correct olive green with tiny, subtle print

.1 avble   Moss/olive green with a darker tiny green leaf print .

Authentic Women's Period Correct Bonnet-striped in rust and tan

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