During the United States' colonial era, women wore mob caps, very simple hats that covered their hair. A mob cap protected a woman's hair from dust when she went outside and from smoke and grease when she was indoors. A mob cap was required dress for a woman or girl in the colonial era. If you have a costume party coming up, make an easy and quick mob cap for your costume.
Things You'll Need
- Large pie plate (optional)
- Steel yarn needle
- 1/4-inch wide ribbon
Cut out a circle of fabric that is roughly 1 foot in diameter. You can do so by cutting out a square with sides that are each 1 foot long and rounding off the corners or by tracing a circle on the fabric with a large pie plate.
Lay the circle of fabric out flat.
Use a pencil to draw a faint circle inside the edge of the circle of fabric, 2 inches back from the edge.
Thread a steel yarn needle with a 2-foot length of 1/4-inch wide ribbon.
Sew along the pencil line you have drawn, making large stitches that are about 3/4 of an inch long. Continue until you have sewn all the way around the circle.
Draw both ends of the ribbon through the fabric, causing the fabric to bunch up. Tighten the ribbon until the circumference of the ribbon fits your head well.
Tie off the ribbon in a bow and put on the hat.
- Photo Credit Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Getty Images
How to Make a Mop
Most store-bought mops wear out and eventually just push around the dirt and grime on your floor. This homemade mop can be...
How to Make a Colonial Hat
A classic colonial hat (or tricorne) is simple to make using just a few easily obtained items. This style of headwear was...
How to Make Colonial Hats for Kids
Kids can make colonial hats very simply by using construction paper, a stapler, a feather and glue. These items make the tricorne...
How to Make Colonial Hats Out of Paper
Tri-corner hats are a good craft project for kids learning about Colonial America. Historically, these hats were made out of felt and...
How to Make an Easy Colonial Costume
Exude piety, humility and devotion wearing a Colonial-style costume. Men, women and children of the Colonial period dressed in a simple fashion....
Colonial Bonnet Hat Pattern Instructions
During the colonial days, women wore caps on their heads to protect them from the elements and to look dressy without doing...