Glengarry caps, or "bonnets," have been worn since the 18th century. Though initially a form of Scottish military headgear, the Glengarry quickly became popular for English and American civilians: not just men, but women and children as well. The style was particularly popular during the American Civil War era - and then again in the 1940s.
Lee & Pearl pattern #2021 takes the standard cap and exaggerates the lines ever-so-slightly into a more glamorous shape and a scale better suited to an 18 inch doll face. With a wide base, this hat sits squarely and securely on top of the head, though one can imagine 1940s stars like Rosalind Russell or Ida Lupino wearing it at a rakish tilt, low over the forehead and close to one eye. Any modern 18" doll will want to wear this hat as well, either for its Scottish, military or just plain cool retro style.
To reduce bulk, our Glengarry has no central seam on the tip, and instead features a recessed construction to mimic the look of a fashionable molded felt hat. We have included directions for both a bias band facing and an optional full lining.
Along with illustrated recommendations for trims that traditionally compliment the Glengarry shape - bias or shaped ribbon bands and feathers - we have added detailed directions for our own quick and foolproof technique to produce a JAUNTY RIBBON COCKADE.
Elizabeth Atwater Menes ("Pearl") is a fiction writer and historian with a background in costume design. Elizabeth has created costumes for theatrical and Hollywood film productions, and she lives on ...
Elizabeth Atwater Menes ("Pearl") is a fiction writer and historian with a background in costume design. Elizabeth has created costumes for theatrical and Hollywood film productions, and she lives on Pearl Street in creative West Los Angeles, California.
Rebecca Menes ("Lee") is a PhD economic historian with a background in business as the proprietor of The Vintage Cookie. Rebecca is also the homeschooling mom of a wonderful eight-year old, and she lives on Lee Street in historic Alexandria, Virginia.
Elizabeth and Rebecca grew up touring the Eastern United States with The Dragon Marionettes puppet company. They have worked on theatrical scripts, props and costumes since their teensy fingers could hold pens, hammers and needles.
Rebecca and Elizabeth – Lee & Pearl – would love to make sure other children have as much fun with imaginative play as they remember having.