March 08, 2021

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How To Make A Mini St. Patrick's Day Hat For Your Doll

 

This St. Patrick's Day no-sew craft is just for fun, but totally over the top! After we made a shamrock shirt for our dolls, we couldn’t resist a festive St. Patrick’s Day hat to finish the look. This one is easy and cute to make, and goes on as a headband!

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Supplies:
• Green, black, and tan or gold colored cardstock
• Scrap of green felt
• A compass for drawing circles
• Ruler
• Various glues (I ended up only using Elmer’s glue and hot glue)
• Scissors
• Gold glitter
• Elastic (or optional hairpins)
• Gold or silver metallic pipe cleaners (optional)



Ok, let's get started... 

Step 1:  Our first step is to draw some shapes on our green cardstock. I drew one circle that is 3 inches in diameter, another circle 2 inches in diameter with another circle 1.5 inches in diameter inside of it, and a strip along the side that is 2 3/4 inches wide with another line drawn at 2.5 inches.  Cut out the 3 inch circle, the 2 inch outer circle, and the strip of cardstock at the 2.5 inch line mark. Take the time now to also cut out a 2 inch circle of the green felt, using your cardstock piece as a template to cut it out. Set this aside for later. Then cut the long strip of cardstock to be 5.5 inches long.


Step 2:  Using the smaller, interior circle as a guide, make little cuts about 1/4 inch apart all the way around your 2 inch circle, stopping at the inner circle. Do the same on your strip of cardstock, making little cuts stopping at the 2.5 inch line. Fold all your little cuts into the circle and up on the cardstock strip.



Step 3:  Using hot glue and working quickly, glue the folded edge of the circle to the very top of the 5.5 inch strip of cardstock, along the uncut edge. I did this small sections at a time, ending with putting glue along the short edge of the cardstock strip and gluing the top part of the hat closed, making the crown and top of the hat. 

Next, using hot glue again, put glue on the bottom folded pieces of the hat crown and set this piece in the very middle of the 3 inch circle of cardstock. Hold in place while the glue cools. You now have an adorable little hat shape!



Step 4:  Using the gold or tan cardstock, measure out a square that is 1 1/4 inches tall and wide, and draw lines 1/4 inside those lines, making a 1 inch square within the 1 ¼ inch square. Cut on the outer lines. Now cut out the center square made by the 1/4 inch markings. I did this by folding the square in half one way and cutting two sides, then folding the other way and cutting the remaining two sides. 


 

Step 5:  Using your Elmer’s glue, apply an even layer of gold glitter, and set aside to dry. Cut a strip from the black cardstock that is ¾ of an inch wide by 5.5 inches. Once the glue under the glitter is dry, glue the gold “buckle” right at the center on the black strip of cardstock, making sure the buckle sticks out evenly at the top and bottom.



Step 6 (optional):  I thought it would be fun to have a sparkly shamrock stick out of the hat band, so I bent a metallic pipe cleaner into a shamrock shape. If you think about it, it is just a stem with three hearts coming out of it. :-) Using the hot glue, glue the hat band to the crown of the hat, just above the brim, and stick your pipe cleaner shamrock in there as you go, so there will be room for it.



Step 7:  Cut a piece of elastic 13 inches long. Make a 1 inch overlap in the ends and sew it closed. Conversely, you could tie a knot in your elastic, leaving a 12 inch circumference circle. Lay your elastic on the center bottom of the hat, keeping in mind which way the front of the hat faces. The elastic should go from side to side in relation to the front of the hat. Using your hot glue again, apply glue in a circle shape, but avoid getting it on the elastic.



Step 8:  Lay the circle of felt you cut out earlier over the glue, and press together completely and firmly while it cools a bit. *If you’d rather use hair pins, omit the elastic and cut little slits in the felt to slip the pins through before you glue the felt circle to the bottom of the hat.



Ta-da!! Now your hat is done!! Once all the hot glue has completely cooled and hardened, put it on your doll and try it out set to one side - wow, she looks so stylish!

 


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100 Comments

Janet
Janet

March 10, 2021

How about an Easter bonnet?

Carrie P
Carrie P

March 10, 2021

This hat would work great for Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. I would love to make a sun hat for the summer.

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

March 10, 2021

Oh this tutorial could be used to make many themed or holiday hats…..how fun!

sheila
sheila

March 10, 2021

this hat could be used for many different costumes.

Krynne
Krynne

March 10, 2021

This hat pattern would be cool for cosplay outfits, like Steampunk, Goth, or Mad Hatter. Add a few extra embellishments and you can even make a cute holiday Easter bunny tophat :)

Kim
Kim

March 10, 2021

This would make a great Halloween or New Years hat!

Dee
Dee

March 10, 2021

I’d use the Top Hat for Halloween costumes such as a magician, a dancer or a Circus Ringmaster.

Charissa Deuser
Charissa Deuser

March 10, 2021

Love to make a cute “straw hat” with added flowers, greens, and a bow for a birthday or garden party

Rachel
Rachel

March 10, 2021

Hats for Nutcracker (ballet) costumes, like a soldier, etc.

Janet F
Janet F

March 10, 2021

This hat would work great for a Mad Hatter costume. It would also work well for a snowman or steampunk.

Sharon
Sharon

March 10, 2021

This is not a hat, but a Mardi Gras mask would be amazing.

Mary Noble
Mary Noble

March 10, 2021

I think this hat could be made in other sizes for many other holidays for other types of dolls, specifically I am thinking of gnomes, as I am a newbie gnome crafter! Well-written tutorial with informative illustrations – thank you for sharing!

Becky W
Becky W

March 10, 2021

I would use this hat for a snowman costume for Christmas.

Lorraine
Lorraine

March 10, 2021

I think it would be fun to decorate a New Year’s hat.

Tara
Tara

March 10, 2021

I could easily use this tutorial for a derby day fastener!

Rita Mulvey
Rita Mulvey

March 10, 2021

This also makes a perfect hat for a snowman ⛄️ and also a Pilgrim hat for one of my turkeys 🦃

Katy
Katy

March 10, 2021

I would love to see an Easter bonnet, using an already made straw hat with lots of flowers and decorations. I see them in my head but can’t seem to get going :-(

Kathleen
Kathleen

March 10, 2021

Easter Bonnet

Kelly
Kelly

March 10, 2021

I think a birthday hat or a clown hat would be nice.

Marian Peoples
Marian Peoples

March 10, 2021

The size of the hat actually makes it a “fascinator” but it does have numerous usages. I would use it for a snowman’s hat, Uncle Sam’s hat on the 4th of July but it does especially lend itself to the St. Patrick’s day top hat. As one of Irish heritage, I find it interesting that “We all become Irish” for St. Patrick’s Day.

Connie
Connie

March 10, 2021

This would be so cute as a steampunk hat with some mini goggles. I would also make it for a snowman costume, formal wear for a boy doll tux, etc.

Lorien
Lorien

March 10, 2021

This would make a cute hat for a Steampunk Ringmaster or MC.

Emma Jane Uí Éiligh
Emma Jane Uí Éiligh

March 10, 2021

There is no such saint as St. Patty. If you are going to take something from someone’s culture at least call it the correct thing.

mariann
mariann

March 10, 2021

This is so cute … and has so many possibilities. Thanks so much.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

March 09, 2021

A Pilgrim’s Hat, Magician’s Hat, Top hat for a dancer, Stove Top hat like Lincoln wore in the 1860’s, Snowman hat like Frosty’s

Patricia Peterson
Patricia Peterson

March 09, 2021

I’d like a Witch’s hat in several sizes.

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

March 09, 2021

A Magician, Parade, Top Hat for Dancer, Snowman Hat, Birthday, Mad Hatter,Easter hat, Pilgrim, there are so many ideas!

Lorraine M
Lorraine M

March 09, 2021

A Magician, Parade, Top Hat for Dancer, Snowman Hat, Birthday, Mad Hatter,Easter hat, Pilgrim, there are so many ideas!

mary
mary

March 09, 2021

This hat does remind me of a Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat.

Lawanna
Lawanna

March 09, 2021

I would like a hat for Easter. It would make a beautiful Easter bonnet 😊

Lisa
Lisa

March 09, 2021

You could do one for every holiday. 4th of July, Halloween, Xmas,

Joanne
Joanne

March 09, 2021

I think a birthday hat would be fun!
Thanks for the tutorial!

Cindy
Cindy

March 09, 2021

I think a Derby Hat would be cute to wear for the horse races.

PHYLLIS M.
PHYLLIS M.

March 09, 2021

A Top hat in Red White and Blue for The 4th of July or Memorial Day.

Linda Turner
Linda Turner

March 09, 2021

Hats off to you guys for such a cute and clever St. Patrick’s Day hat for our little dolls! The hat could be designed for several holidays such as 4th if July, New Years Celebration along with other times you just want a cute, adorable top hat! Thanks again!

Gracia Marks
Gracia Marks

March 09, 2021

A trendy witches hat. With a black cat on top.

Gracia Marks
Gracia Marks

March 09, 2021

A trendy witches hat.

Annlee
Annlee

March 09, 2021

A tap dancing costume with a hat and cane

Heidi
Heidi

March 09, 2021

President’s Day, notably Abraham Lincoln.

Kelly
Kelly

March 09, 2021

A top hat and tails tuxedo outfit with jazz shoes for a doll reenactment of old Fred Astaire musicals. Of course, a girl doll will need a beautiful ball gown, so Fred doesn’t have to dance with a coat rack.

Summer
Summer

March 09, 2021

Maybe a birthday party hat.

Heidi
Heidi

March 09, 2021

Maybe a Thanksgiving hat.

Amy
Amy

March 09, 2021

Birthday party hat maybe.

Shasta
Shasta

March 09, 2021

Birthday party hat!

Cindy
Cindy

March 09, 2021

Christmas hat!

Janice
Janice

March 09, 2021

After pining this, I tried to post it on FB. They wouldn’t let me because some people found t abusive. A hat? They have lost their minds.

Bridgette
Bridgette

March 09, 2021

New years party hats!

Bridgette
Bridgette

March 09, 2021

Birthday party hat!

Lynn
Lynn

March 09, 2021

July 4th or Thanksgiving.

Leah B
Leah B

March 09, 2021

Pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving, snowman hat, birthday hat, fourth of july uncle sam hat

Janice
Janice

March 09, 2021

Glue glitter all over it or lame and make a top hat for a tap dancer.

Teresa-Jo
Teresa-Jo

March 09, 2021

Different width of brim and height of hat would give all kinds of looks suitable for Halloween outfits.

Cindy P
Cindy P

March 09, 2021

A Halloween, snowman or 4t of July at hat. Thanks for sharing tutorial!

Rose
Rose

March 09, 2021

What a cute project!
This would be a nice addition to many different costumes

Bettie
Bettie

March 09, 2021

A few basic shaped hats like the St Patrick’s one, that could be decorated differently for various holidays.

Danielle Boon
Danielle Boon

March 09, 2021

New Year’s Eve and Christmas for sure. You could do all the dress-up hats for Halloween too. Steampunk top hats, wizard, party hats, hats with googley eyes, spiders, or animal ears… the sky is the limit!

Pam Gauerke
Pam Gauerke

March 09, 2021

I think this hat would be so cute in a 4th of July Parade. You could dress up like Uncle Sam with a hat in patriotic colors.

Deb
Deb

March 09, 2021

This hat could also be created for President’s Day – President Lincoln, for Thanksgiving, the 4th of July, a wedding, Prom, Christmas, and it could be decorated as an Easter bonnet. Lots of possibilities!
Have a good week everyone!

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

March 09, 2021

Barber quartet Hat and outfit

Patti
Patti

March 09, 2021

I could use this hat for a Halloween Costume, a pilgrims hat for Thanksgiving, a top hat for Uncle Sam costume, or a top hat for snowman costume. So many opportunities can be made with just one pattern. Just like some of the doll dresses.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline

March 09, 2021

Top Hot, Scrooge Hat ,Snowman Hat

Patricia
Patricia

March 09, 2021

A fancy easter bonnet would be my ‘wish’….or HALLOWEEN witch’s hat, OF COURSE! 😁

Doreen
Doreen

March 09, 2021

A New Year’s Eve hat or an old fashioned Christmas caroler hat.

Teresa
Teresa

March 09, 2021

Thanksgiving Pilgrim

Charla
Charla

March 09, 2021

A pilgrim’s hat would be great as would the holidays. How about a hat that could be used for any holiday by just changing the attachments on it.

Virginia
Virginia

March 09, 2021

What about covering it with glitter?

Allison C
Allison C

March 09, 2021

A magician/magician’s assistant with another version perfect for a bunny to peek out of!

Heather
Heather

March 09, 2021

4th of July!

Maureen
Maureen

March 09, 2021

How about Thanksgiving?

S
S

March 09, 2021

I think you could make it for any Holiday! Christmas, Thanksgiving, ect. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Susan
Susan

March 09, 2021

4th of July

Jackie Koepnick
Jackie Koepnick

March 09, 2021

magicians, Thanksgiving, vaudeville cute ideas

Thecla
Thecla

March 09, 2021

Presidents’ Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Formal Top Hat, Halloween, Snowman Hat,
Dance Ensemble Hat, Parade Hat, Clown Hat, Uncle Sam, Magician’s Hat, Steampunk, New Year’s Day, Groundhog Day, weddings, play & dress up

peg
peg

March 09, 2021

I would love to see a fancy easter bonnet .

Susana
Susana

March 09, 2021

A magician!

Mary
Mary

March 09, 2021

Why, Thanksgiving of course!

Christine
Christine

March 09, 2021

I would like to see a witch hat for Halloween.

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

March 09, 2021

I would make a fancy hat for Derby Day — maybe little horses racing around the brim and the twin spires on the stovepipe.

Lisa
Lisa

March 09, 2021

I think it would be good for an Easter hat. Thanks for the contest.

Shirley
Shirley

March 09, 2021

I think it would make a great hat for the Mad Hatters Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland.

Rita
Rita

March 09, 2021

Definitely cute for President’s Day!

Barb
Barb

March 09, 2021

A magician’s hat and make a little rabbit to go inside the hat.

 Barbara
Barbara

March 09, 2021

It would be perfect for the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland!

Kathy
Kathy

March 09, 2021

This would make a cute Easter hat with bunny ears coming out of it.

Sarah B
Sarah B

March 09, 2021

A Santa hat!

Debi
Debi

March 09, 2021

I love the St.Patrick’s hat.

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

March 09, 2021

It would be fun to make a glittery hat for New Years.

Christine
Christine

March 09, 2021

Pretty darn cute hat…for sure with a few changes it would be perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Uncle Sam or a Christmas caroler

Kathy
Kathy

March 09, 2021

I agree that it would be easy to adapt it be a pilgrim hat.

Joanne
Joanne

March 09, 2021

Frosty The Snowman Hat!

Mae Lynn Beck
Mae Lynn Beck

March 09, 2021

I think this could be adapted to most any holiday: Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas!!

Tamara G
Tamara G

March 09, 2021

This could be a cute pilgrim hat for Thanksgiving. Or how about a silly hat for May Day…the hat could be a flower pot filled with blooming flowers!

Marion
Marion

March 09, 2021

I would make a hat shaped like a pumpkin for the Fall.
Marion

MARIA L
MARIA L

March 09, 2021

I thing this hat can turn to be one of a kid for every month… April → spring hat with flowers, or Easter with little eggs; June → father’s day; July → Lincoln’s for the 4th of July, Autumn → in brown and orange; October → witch; November→ pilgrim; December → Xmas snowman’s hat

Kendra
Kendra

March 09, 2021

I think it could be used for so many different looks, dressups…formal wear…whatever took your fancy. What doll doesn’t need a mini top hat!! :)

Donna
Donna

March 09, 2021

Would love to make an Easter hat.

Michele J
Michele J

March 09, 2021

Abe Lincoln’s stove top hat for President’s Dy

Maurine
Maurine

March 09, 2021

This hat could be made with stars & stripes for Independence or Memorial Day outfit.

Brenda R
Brenda R

March 09, 2021

I think this style of hat would be great for the Fourth of July.

Anonymous
Anonymous

March 09, 2021

Maybe a Christmas hat?

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