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The Workwoman's Guide, 1838

'The Workwoman's Guide' was published by Simpkin, Marshall and Co in London in 1838. It contains instructions for making a Workman's Hat.

Details of this source were previously published in “The Workwoman’s Guide to ‘The Working Man’s Cap’,” by Jeffery Stern and Edward Wakeling in 'The Carrollian: The Lewis Carroll Journal', no. 15 (Spring 2005): pp. 15–7. Information from Matthew Demakos.



The Workman's Hat

These diagrams / instructions seem to me to have been produced by reverse engineering a finished example of such a hat without knowing how it had originally been folded.


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