Cover Your Head!
Buy our full-size paper patterns with complete instructions and historical notes for coifs, forehead cloths, two versions of the Dutch cap, Hollar cap and Diadem cap for the 1600s-1660s. One size fits all. Embellishment suggestions included.
3½ oz – 5 oz linen
Coif and Forehead Cloth ” ½ yard
Dutch Cap ” ½ yard
Hollar Cap ” ¾ yard
Diadem Cap ” ¼ yard
all: 40/2 linen sewing thread or equivalent
diadem cap: heavy-weight buckram
optional for all: bobbin lace trim
optional for coif and Dutch cap: millinery wire
optional for Dutch cap: two oblong glass beads
Let us help you! At Reconstructing History, we want to see you wearing the best garments you are capable of making. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer any questions you might have.