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Bonnet making

Bonnet making

Warm and waterproof headgear was always a basic necessity in countries where weather was changeable. Examples of early knitting are known about from Peru and from Syria dating from the 3rd century A.D. It is likely that the knitted 'bonnet' or hat originates in 16th century Europe and may well have made its way into Scotland through clerics returning from study at continental universities.

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