Traditional Scottish Blue Bonnet


Traditional Scottish Blue Bonnet

These traditional blue bonnets are handcrafted in Stirling by the volunteers of Bannockburn House.  They are made of pure wool and can be hand-washed.  They have already been washed at 40-50 degrees Celsius as part of the felting process.  With each washing, there may be some shrinkage but that provides extra weatherproofing.  We do two colours, the traditional light blue and a darker shade.  Our price includes free postage within the UK.  Overseas customers should contact us by email at [email protected] for details of postage.

The traditional blue bonnet was the customary headwear for Scotsmen for hundreds of years and was the item of clothing most closely associated with Scotland before tartan became so popular. We supply a complimentary detachable white cockade with each bonnet.  Bannockburn House is a Jacobite house and the white cockade is a symbol of support for Bonnie Prince Charlie who was garrisoned at the house.  During his time there he met Clementina Walkinshaw who became his mistress and later bore him a daughter, Charlotte Duchess of Albany.

A quick video of how we make these can be found over on our youtube channel Blue Bonnet demonstration video

As these are hand made please allow a few days for them to be ready. 

If you need the Blue bonnets made for a deadline please contact us at [email protected] so we can arrange suitable details. 


Small – 46cms/18”           £38.00

Medium – 51cms/20”     £40.00

Large – 54cms/22”           £42.00

*these are approximate sizes.  There is also quite a lot of stretch in a bonnet.

Colours: light blue and dark blue