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Heirloom Baby Bonnet/Wedding Hankie

Hanky Bonnets are made from vintage wedding hankies and silk ribbon.
By snipping a few threads, the bonnet will unfold and become a hankie again. The idea is to have the infant wear the bonnet, then use the hankie on his or her wedding day.
I only use vintage hankies that are in perfect condition for Hankie Bonnets.

One corner of this lightweight linen hanky is already embroidered with an initial. I am honestly not sure if the initial is C, E or even F, but it could pass for any of those.

Decorative embroidery on the initialed corner and a hand rolled hem complete the bonnet. Ties are silk satin ribbons. Bonnet is an adjustable size medium and will fit a head circumference of up to 151/2 inches.
Find additional SIZING INFO here:

Your bonnet will arrive ready to wear: pressed and lightly starched in a 6x6x6 inch box.
Included with the bonnet: instructions for bonnet to hankie conversion, storage information, acid-free tissue and the following poem.

A dainty little hanky
Made of fabric and lace,
Stitched into a bonnet
To frame your baby’s face.

After baby’s worn it
Fold and tuck away…
And it becomes a hanky
For your daughter’s wedding day.

Or if the baby is a boy
On the day he marries,
This can be the “something old”
His joyful bride will carry.
-author unkown

Heirloom Hanky Bonnet, Medium, E16


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage hankie, silk satin ribbon, polyester ribbon, thread
  • Ships worldwide from Florida, United States
  • Feedback: 111 reviews
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