Easy, soft, pretty, and easy to wear.
|Bonus: looks fantastic with an old, shredded|
Planet Fitness t-shirt
Lightweight, white muslin, cut into a circle about 20" diameter, with a band of the same fabric, and silk ribbon ties in back.
Gathering the circle onto the headband.
There's a piece about 4" wide in the center back that is not attached to the headband, that I just hemmed with a very tiny rolled hem.
I'm holding the back of the (coif? cap?) up so you can see it's purpose: the ties at the back of the headband tie underneath my hair, and the un-gathered back of the fabric circle kind of tucks up underneath it.
The design is similar to a St. Briget's (or Birgitta) cap, except for the width of the headband, and the length of the ties.
|My non-SCA BFF/roommate asked me if I was |
going to be working in a bakery at Candlemas.
The 20" circle is plenty loose - enough that I could stuff a padded roll for a more haube-like look if I wanted to (hint: I don't. My head's a weird enough shape already, thank you).
This will work fine on its own; and it would also look great under a big, floppy hat, if I end up making one.
I decided, after seeing a number of beaded and embroidered coifs of similar design on various blogs, I decided to make a fancier one to wear with my Hapsburg gown:
This one's made of blue washed silk, machine-stitched in silver metallic thread. I sewed the gathered circle onto a length of gray bias tape, then stitched it onto a headband of navy silk velvet ribbon, accented with a strip of narrow, silver, woven ribbon trim. The ties are a vintage rayon seam tape.
I will probably end up making some sort of hat to wear on top of it...but I haven't quite gotten there yet. Stay tuned!