these beautifully sewn women's and children's Western Pioneer Prairie Style Sun bonnets are great for gardening and hiking. They can easily be stuffed into your pocket and when ready to use again, the bonnet can be pulled out and worn, easily retaining it's shape. for the old west…and just as easily, these sun bonnets can be used to protect your complexion from the wind and sun. Why use a chemically based sun screen when you can protect your face and neck, keeping your lovely complexion intact like the women in the 1880's did? Made from cotton and/or cotton polyester blends.
Sun Bonnets for Ladies and for Skin Cancer Patients
If sunburn has always been a problem for you, don't let it be anymore.Bring a bit of nostalgia back into your life and protect your skin from deadly sun rays with our many lovely choices of western sunbonnets! No need for 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!
These beautifully sewn women's and children's Western Pioneer Prairie Sun Bonnets will give you a bit of nostalgia for the old west….as well as protect your complexion from the wind and sun. Our Period Correct Selection is made from the colors of materials worn in this period and usually focus on tiny print, calicos, stripes and the like. They have been worn in cival war reenactments, SASS black powder shoots and other historically correct venues. Made from cotton and cotton blends.
How the Bonnets are Made
They are all handmade locally, with a firm brim, neckties and have an adjustable tie inside the bonnet at the neck base. Bonnets are machine washable and sturdy but we recommend a gentle cycle, cold water. After washing, lightly press with a warm iron if needed. Bonnets have a 5 1/2 inch deep brim, and a neck ruffle of 5 inches. The gathered cap is deeper and roomier by approximately 2 inches. o lengthen the back neck covering, loosen the ties inside the casing. To shorten, tighten the ties. The quality of the sewing is wonderful as the women who make these are meticulous and detailed. The size is a medium/large which fits most women. If, however, you find that this is still too small, please contact us for a custom made bonnet or return with your receipt for an exchange. However, on your exchange, there are no guarantees on color or pattern.
Making the Bonnet Fit
The most often reason people have trouble with their bonnet is that it "doesn't fit". Actually, all of these bonnets are a large, with the cap area being cut a bit larger to accomodate bundled up hair or thicker hair. If you are trying on the bonnet and it feels too small, please check the interior ties first. We tie the interior ties tightly before shipping to make the bonnet look more attractive, but if you find the bonnet too small, please check and loosen the interior ties first, and make the bonnet a fit perfet for your head size first, before emailing us. See this image to find the inteiror ties.