Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
Yes traditional Highland bonnets, now called "Balmoral" bonnets, have always been knitted and shaped, somewhat like a beret. The Balmorals you could have bought until recently, by Robert Mackie of Scotland, were made in the traditional way.

So Highland bonnets (Balmorals) made in 1720 and 2020 were made the same way, knitted and shaped.
Thank you OC, I have 2 of the Robert Mackies and one no name and they are all made without seams.

I have found one source that makes the 1700 period ones by knitting and felting and I just looked and they do not have a seam and looks like the one in figheadair’s post.