🎨 Design a bonnet

“Look here, I have bought this bonnet. I do not think it is very pretty; but I thought I might as well buy it as not. I shall pull it to pieces as soon as I get home, and see if I can make it up any better.” Lydia Bennet, Pride & Prejudice

In the Regency era, both men and women wore hats a lot of the time – for women, this meant a cap, a headdress or a bonnet. In Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet sisters spend a lot of time decorating their bonnets – they would take them apart and then put them back together in a new way, or sew on new ribbons or accessories to match their outfit.

Design your own!

Print our bonnet crafting sheet on A4 paper (download link below) and decorate it using coloured pens and pencils – or make a collage with scraps, ribbons and craft bits and pieces!

Take inspiration from Lydia Bennet and make your bonnet as fabulous as possible!