Oh how I love this witch’s hat! It was basic, quick and best yet it cost under $1.00 to make! Even though it is a simple pattern (unless your child is awesome with a glue gun) you are going to help them, this craft.
The supply list is as follows:
- hot glue gun
- 2 inch wide circle pattern
- colored pencil,
- black felt
- wood burning tool to seal the ribbon ends
I started by tracing my circle pattern on the felt and then cutting it out, this makes the base of the hat.
Next I cut a strip of felt 2 inches wide by 6 inches long. I then made a point at the center and added a dab of glue and made the point of the hat. Then I made a strip of glue on the underside of the top edge of that hat, pinching it down onto the bottom of the hat, this leaves you with a cone type shape as seen below.
Once the cone is made I flatten the cone and cut a straight edge across making it even. You will notice that after you do this, you are left with to very pointy corners. To get rid of the pointy edges I folded the hat the other way (pointy corners touching), then rounded the the corners. Once this is done when you open up the hat you will find it’s now a perfect circle.
Now we attach the top of the hat to the base. To do this I glued around the edge of the base of the cone, lined it up with the hat base then pressed the two together. Once this step is done, I take a 12 inch piece of elastic and glue both ends to the underside of the hat. If you cover the elastic with a small piece of extra felt it will better secure the elastic and give it a more finished look.
Once done I added a cute orange ribbon as a hat band (this was the worst part of this project as it was hard to get it to lay just right). I may try thinner ribbon next time and see if that makes a difference.
My girls love this hat! If any of you tackle this project I would love to see your finished work.