The most common color for these bonnets was blue, to the extent that the Scots blue bonnet became proverbial, though bonnets in other colors such as green, red, black, brown, and grey are documented. Shire Publications Ltd., Cromwell House, Aylesbury, Bucks UK, c.
They were knitted to twice their finished size, heavily felted to their final shape and gauge, then shaved to render a smooth outer surface (Henshall, p. A set of the large wooden knitting needles and belt used for bonnet knitting is shown in Bennet's Scottish Knitting.
Monmouth Caps, as knitted by the late Cindy Gorin (Port Tobacco Merchants) Finely-knitted, Striped Monmouth Caps (Phrygian Caps?
Dating in loveland
It has stripes in a darker color around the crown, and has a pompom at the top.
It is knitted in a finer gauge than the Rutt cap and does not appear to be felted (Mc Guane, p. Zoffany's paintings of a scene from the comedy "The Provok'd Wife" (1763-64) and "The Porter and the Hare" (1784) both show Monmouth caps of this type.
This appears to be very similar to the double caps in the Rijksmuseum.
Machault cap, as knitted by the late Cindy Gorin of Port Tobacco Merchants, based on the directions in Mark Tully's The Gunnister Caps (Scotland) Two caps found with a body in a bog near Gunnister, Shetland, which dates from the late 17th century, are both more hemispherical than bell-shaped.
A striped cap like the ones above is in the collection of the Greensboro Historical Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina; it was purported to be worn by an officer named Forbis of the Guilford Militia at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (1781).