Traditional Scottish Blue Bonnet


Traditional Scottish Blue Bonnet

These traditional bluebonnets are handcrafted locally by volunteers at 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 currently can provide two colours, the traditional light blue and a darker shade. 

We are more than happy to send products overseas. If postage is not available for your country at checkout, please get in touch with us at [email protected] for more information.

Here are some of our customers with their Blue Bonnets proudly on display

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The traditional bluebonnet 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 have the option to supply one of our Handmade cockades with each bonnet. 
If you would like to order a Cockade on its own, check them out here

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

If you need the Bluebonnets made for a deadline, please get in touch with us at [email protected] so we can see if we can arrange suitable details. 


Small –  46cm/18″         Currently not available 

Medium – 61cms/24”     £65.00

Large – 66cms/26”           £65.00

*these are approximate sizes.  The bands are fully adjustable for the perfect fit.

Colours: Light blue and Dark blue

Detachable Cockade   – No Cockade + £0.00
                                        – Culloden + £5.00
                                        – Pride of Bannockburn + £10.00
                                        – BlackWatch + £10.00
                                        – Royal Stewart + £10.00
                                       – Bonnie Prince Charlie + £10.00

As these are handmade, there is currently a two-week wait for a bonnet.