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|Fab Witches Hat!|
Halloween is the super bowl of the crafting world. EVERY crafters phone is ringing off the hook with crafty requests. When I girl friend needed a white witches hat to complete her daughter's costume I was happy to help. This hat is made from about 1/3 yard of scrap felt that I had in my sewing room. I made the hat. My friend and her daughter added the embellishments.
This blog will teach you how to make a basic hat.
|Basic Witches Hat|
For this craft you will need:
1/3 yard of felt
Lay the felt flat and fold over one corner to make a point.
|Lay felt flat|
Fold over 1 corner to create a point
|Fold down one corner|
Cut hat with a rounded bottom
|Cut rounded edge|
Glue the long edge of the hat
|Hot glue the cone|
This hat needed to fit a 20" head. I measured the hat to make sure that it was at least 20" around.
|Measure the hat to hit the head|
Pin the hat to mark the 20" point
|Mark with a pin|
The Pin marks the desired width of the hat. Lay the hat flat and cut 1 1/2" below the pin.
|Lay the hat flat to trim|
Trim 1 1/2" below the pin
|Trim 1 1/2" below pin|
To create the brim, stand the hat in the middle of a square of fabric. Make sure that brim is as wide as you'd like it to be.
|Measure for the brim|
Remove the cone shaped hat and hold the felt to create the brim.
|Ready to make a brim|
Fold the felt in half.
|Fold felt in half|
Fold in half again
|Create a square|
Fold once more to create a triangle.
|Fold to create a triangle|
Cut the circle into a square.
|Trim the square|
Once you have a circle, cut a second identical circle.
|Cut a second circle.|
Having 2 layers of felt for the brim gives this hat a nice shape and makes it less floppy. Pin the 1 circles together.
|Center the cone hat on the brim|
Using a marker, trace around the hat.
|Trace around the cone|
Remove the cone
|Remove the cone|
Cut a slit in the middle of the brim circle
|Cut a slit|
|Fold back the edges of the circle|
Remove the center of the circle
|Snip the center pieces from the circle|
There will be 4 sections at the center of the felt.
Cut each section in half.
Turn the hat brim upside down onto the cone of the hat
|Place Brim over cone, maker side down.|
Marker dots should be face down.
|Marker Side Down|
Fit brim onto cone.
|Fit brim onto cone|
Once everything is lays flat, begin hot gluing the brim to the hat.
|Fold down each section and glue|
Glue each section of the brim to the cone.
|Glue both layers|
Be sure to glue both layers of the brim.
|Glue the cone to the brim|
Turn the hat upside down and glue the cone flaps to the brim
|Glue the cone to the brim|
Glue the 2 layers of brim together
|Glue the brim together|
The more glue you use, the stiffer the brim will be
|Glue layers together|
|Simple hat - All Done!|
Try it on for size!
|Moe lovely hat model|
Embellish the hat as desired!
|White Witch costume!|
PRO TIP:Depending on the kind of felt you use to make this hat the top may flop over. If that happens stuff the cone of the hat with a bit of tissue paper or cotton batting. This will allow the hat to stand tall without adding too much weight!