18th Century Ladies Cap


Pattern by: JP Ryan

Made in the USA

A simple cap to cover the head, which can be worn with the ears turned toward or away from the face, as desired. An undress cap to be constructed in mid-weight white linen. In The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1773 “Run away . . .  a Dutch servant girl . . .  had on, when she went away, a round ear’d cap” as cited in  Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.

496 in stock

SKU: 166 Category:


The caps in this pattern requires 3/4 yard of 36″ wide fine linen or muslin & a spool of 60/2 white linen thread or even finer 90/2 white linen thread. Some people like to sew their cap with fine white silk thread although linen is what is seen in originals.”

It also calls for a roll of 1″ white cotton tape & 1/2″ white cotton tape.