Stylish Winter Caps a Hundred Years Ago

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Friday, October 24, 1913:

10/20 – 10/24: It’s been so rainy and dreary this week that I begin to feel awful grouchy. I certainly am under the weather these days. Any way October never was a favorite month of mine. I don’t have much to write about for her.

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Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Cold, dreary days in October always make me think about the upcoming winter—and the need get prepared. Maybe Grandma made herself a new winter hat while she was stuck inside.

All of the caps pictured are from the October and November, 1912 issues of Ladies Home Journal.

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16 thoughts on “Stylish Winter Caps a Hundred Years Ago

  1. Great hats! And coincidentally, I got out a hat for the first time this autumn just yesterday. Mind you, I had to put it back again unworn, as it had got so dented whilst shoved in a cupboard through the summer months!

  2. Great hats. I know there are many patterns to knit or crochet the second hat. The first hat is very interesting and I bet it would be easy to make too :) Annie

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