May 202017

Materials required will be a quarter of a yard of common bed-ticken, but of a good broad stripe; some fine gold thread, also some silver thread, and various coloured silks.

Measure the size round the head, and cut a piece of ticken to the length, and of the depth of seven inches; work on the black stripes in herring-bone; stitch a row of gold and silver cord, alternate; and on the intermediate white stripes work, according to fancy, different coloured silks, also in herring-bone stitch, only rather larger, to fill up the stripe. Cut a piece of ticken round, and of about 2-1/2 inches in diameter; work it in the same manner, and mount it on a circular piece of card; full the headpiece round the small crown, line it with some bright-coloured Persian, and trim it with a gilt band, and gilt tassel to match.

This cap is so simple a work, that it hardly allows any one to suppose it will look as pretty as it certainly does.