1840’s Daycap for Zipporah

Linen Daycap

Linen Daycap

A friend gave me some very well worn linen squares…I used one for Flora’s baby gown, and made another into two 1840’s style linen daycaps – one for Zipporah and another to trade away. Here is a tutorial showing how I made the daycaps.

The daycaps are based on a pattern found by clicking here …but shrunk down to fit Hitty. To see how I put my Hitty-sized daycap together, click any image below, and use the arrows to navigate from one picture to the next.

Zipporah is very pleased with her daycap, which completes her indoor ensemble!

17 thoughts on “1840’s Daycap for Zipporah

  1. So lovely! Beautiful work.
    Can you tell me how wide the flat lace was, that you used? I would like to knit my own (probably with fine embroidery thread and less-than-1mm needles, because I doubt #10 cotton on 2mm would be fine enough?

  2. You are such a devoted and talented Hitty mother!

    I was curious about the word Hitty, and found this:

    The baby girl name Hitty is pronounced as HHIHT-iy- †. Hitty’s origin is Banti Eskimo. Hitty is a variant form of the name Hiti.

    Hitty is unusual as a baby girl name. It is ranked outside of the top 1000.

    Baby names that sound like Hitty include Hittie, Hada (English, Spanish, and Hebrew), Hadda (English), Hadee, Hadhi (African and Swahili), Hadi (Arabic), Hadie, Hadu, Hady, Haedee, Haedey, Haedi, Haedie, Haedy, Haidee (English), Haidée (Dutch, French, Greek, and Spanish), Haidi, Haidie, Haidy, and Hateya.

    † English pronunciation for Hitty: HH as in “he (HH.IY)” ; IH as in “it (IH.T)” ; T as in “tee (T.IY)” ; IY as in “eat (IY.T)”

    • Wow, I had no idea, how interesting! My Hittys are named after a small wooden doll in a story, whose name was Mehitabel, shortened to Hitty by her first little girl Phoebe Preble.
      The book is called Hitty – Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field, and Illustrated by Dorothy Lathrop.

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