Poke bonnet, 1815-1820. Made of narrow shiny straw plait lined with blue silk with an interlining of paper. The bonnet is trimmed with horsehair and straw plait braid and a wide band of blue and cream flowered ribbon pinned across the sides and under the crown. There are long ties of the same ribbon.
curl hair in mermaid waves, make two large messy/loose braids to connect around at the back of head. Now take the left side of your hair hanging beneath the braid and pull it over and then under to the right of the leftside braid. Viola! Now your hair sits prettily to the right, mermaid loose wonderfulness! You can do on left side if you like your hair to sit there more than the right side. (: