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French Vintage Hand Crocheted Christening Cap

This exquisite hand-crocheted cap was made for a baby of about 3 to perhaps about 9 months old for a long ago Christening Day. I simply cannot imagine the hours of patient and pains-taking work this tiny thing represents!

We've had several of these little caps in our shop and this is a very lovely one ...and it is a bit larger than usual. Hand fashioned in a particularly fine and intricate crochet pattern, this little bonnet is a traditional French type for Christenings

Generally this style of cap had no ribbons but this one does have two white ribbon ties that have been recently added. And this cap has the unusual added detail of a tightly gathered frill of Valenciennes lace all around the edge,

This cap measures 25 inches around the inner edge as it is shown in the photos but it does have a little drawstring which ties at the center back and allows it to be adjusted to a bit larger or smaller. The form I used to photo the cap measures 17 inches in circumference but the cap would fit a baby's head that is a bit larger.

This little treasure has been hand washed in hypoallergenic soap and it is in suberb vintage condition, nicely white, with no stains or repairs. Possibly you might find a break in the crochet but I did not. There are some little holes in the lace frill but they truly do not show as the frill is gathered so tightly.

We think it likely this little French bonnet dates from around 1920 or so.

Price: $42.50

Our Etsy #0513

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Vintage French Hand Crocheted Christening Bonnet


  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: cotton
  • Ships worldwide from Theil, France
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