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The Square Hat / Le Bonnet Carre
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as Le Bonnet Carre. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

Le Bonnet Carre appears to be a development of the Workman's Hat.

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1892

As far as I know this design first appears in 'Le Travail Manuel a L'ecole Primaire' by Jully & Rocheron, which was published by Librairie Classique Eugene Belin in Paris in 1892.

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The design also appears:

1893

As 'Bonnet D'Eveque / Bonnet Carre' (Bishop's or Square Hat), in 'L'Annee Preparatoire de Travail Manuel' by M P Martin, which was published by Armand Collin & Cie in Paris in 1893.

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1904

As 'Sombrero Cuadrado' (Square Hat) in 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espaņol in Madrid in 1904.

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1932

With the top flap flattened, in Booklet 4 of 'Images a Plier', a series of 6 booklets published by Librairie Larousse in Paris in 1932.

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In Booklet 2 of 'Figuras de Papel', a series of 3 booklets published by B Bauza in Barcelona in 1932.

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1940

As 'Gorro de Base Cuadrada' in 'El Plegado y Cartonaje en la Escuela Primaria' by Antonio M Luchia and Corina Luciani de Luchia, which was published by Editorial Kapelusz in Buenos Aires in 1940.

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