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.


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.





16 Responses

  1. I love those hats!! Some of them look very modern–I love the first one best, I think!

  2. I like the third one down. Not that it’s a modern look. I just like it.

  3. Oh, they’re all so pretty, but I also prefer the first one!

  4. 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!

  5. Love those! I’d wear some of them even today. Especially the brown one with the little flower on the side. Chic!

  6. Love the hats. My favorite is the first one and I think I could crochet the second one.

  7. 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

  8. I like the second one. I have learned to knit at one time but it didn’t take really. It’s a cute one though

  9. Some of them I would wear these days and one them seems to be giving a preview glimpse into the roaring 20’s!

  10. Such cute style!

  11. Hats that would still look fashionable today :)

  12. Wish I had the crochet pattern for the first one!

  13. they do look very fashionable even for today :D

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