I am a die-hard hat lover. (Or at lease a die-hard historical hat lover!) I own one plain brown hat that’s pretty weird to wear, but we aren’t talking about that today. Today we are talking about the Leghorn hat. In the above picture, it’s the creme hat that the girl in the white and red is wearing.
The Leghorn hat appears in many fashion plates from across the early 1860s. I have never seen this type of hat worn at a reenactment that I have been to. Since I am a fan of photo documentation, here’s a couple of fashion plates with Leghorn hats in them.