As the 19th century progressed the bonnets became smaller and various other styles of hat started to appear, such as the toque and the low crowned flat-brimmed designs of the Victorians. I have reproduced into 12th scale many of the designs below from original 19th century antiques and fashion magazines.
Susan........One of three unique 19th century hats inspired by the TV series 'Ripper Street' this little beauty is of deep raspberry silk. A tiny topper style with narrow shaped brim the high crown is trimmed with fuschia roses and rosettes of cream lace. A high curl of feather adds a stylish note. Perched on top of a suitable hairstyle this can be worn by a 12th scale doll. Silk Lined.
Bella....inspired by the vibrant hues used in the wardrobe of the TV series, Ripper Street, this charming toque hat was created from spicy silk velvet combined with luxurious folds of silk taffeta and a delicate fan of cream lace. A small bronze jewel nestles into the crown and an exquisite feeather curls across the top. Tiny floral details adorn the narrow brim facing.
Rose........The third of the 12th scale hats inpired by the TV series 'Ripper Street' this is a combination of antique rose velvet with vibrant peacock silk and organza braiding around the high crown. Lace and bows add height to the 19th century toque style with a touch of gold trimmed organza and a brooch of old gold set into the front. Can be worn by a 12th scale doll with a suitable hairstyle of the era.
Angiola.......A turn of the century beauty of ashes of rose silk overlaid with delicately embroidered ecru tull and trimmed with grey ruffles of silk around the edge of the shapely crown. Further rosettes of lace and tulle and silk flowers combine with softest marabou to finish.
A unique piece of 12th scale millinery finished to a high standard
Samanta........Cool teal silk falls into folds around a rounded crown on this prim Victorian 12th scale chapeau. The narrow brim is a mass of rosebuds and ecru lace and a delicate narrow feather sweeps across the top of this lovely piece.
Silk tailored lining
Alessia.........A striking 19th century toque hat of buttermilk silk with jet glitter trim around the narrow brim. A twist of black and ivory silk contrasts with black tulle and toned chiffon to add height to this elegant piece of 12th scale millinery. Large bows of silk and lace finish the back.
Adelina................A magnificent combination of ivory and oyster silk this ostentatious 19th century hat has a large crown to accomodate a regal hairstyle. A profusion of silk, chiffon and lace roses adorn the shapely lace trimmed brim and ivory feathers curl across the crown.
Ornella..........A dainty 19th century chapeau of buttercream silk with a rich layer of vintage oatmeal lace over the narrow brim. The low rounded crown is lace covered and ruffles of dusty pink velvet nestle into the sides. A spray of taffeta and silk buds adorn the front.
Kathryn..........A dashing confection of tea rose silk , this Victorian style riding hat has a narrow saucy brim piped with peach and trimmed with cream lace. On the front of the tall crown is an intricate rosette of lace flounces and silk roses and a short lace trimmed tulle veil with silk chiffon puffs finishes the back.
Silk lined and can be worn by a 12th scale doll according to the hairstyle
Luisella.......A rounded crown chapeau of sleek sage silk with matching headband and an elegant cluster of tulle, ostrich feathers and silk roses. The slightly upturned brim is piped with cream and faced with a paler tone. Lined with silk charmeuse.
'Ilaria'.......A dainty narrow brimmed hat with rounded crown created from rose silk overlaid with embroidered ecru tulle. The lace trimmed brim is faced with contrasting pale gold silk and festooned with raspberry taffeta ribbon and a spray of handmade flowers and tiny buds. A tulle and taffeta bow finishes the back.
'Arabella'........A charming Victorian bonnet of smooth pastel pink silk. The crown is swathed in ruched silk and trimmed with ruffles of rose and mint green ribbon. Delicate lace ruffles adorn the narrow brim and silk ties.
Can be worn by a 12th scale doll
'Oriel'....A beautiful combination of ruby red silk velvet with embroidered cream tulle and ornate lace. A hatband of vintage cream silk also forms a large bow at the front of the crown, fixed with a tiny brooch. Handmade silk petals and greenery surround the lace trimmed brim. Lined with cream silk a small ruffle of ruby silk frames the wearer's face.
Can be worn by a 12th scale doll
'Magdalena'..........a darling little wired Victorian bonnet of cream silk brocade overlaid with rows of ruffled silk and lined with sand charmeuse. A pale pink floral detail adds a finishing touch to this pretty design. Matching parasol available on request.