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Simple DIY Witches Hat

Oh how I love this Witches 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 or you are going to help them, this craft is for adults.

The Supply list is as follows: scissors, hot glue gun, ruler, 2 inch wide circle pattern, colored pencil, black felt, elastic and ribbon. I always have a 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.

Once the cone is made I flaten thr 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 if 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 your will find its now a perfect circle.

Now we attach the top of the hat to the base. To do this I glued around the edge of thr base of the cone, lined it up with the hat base then pressed then 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 thiner 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. Also I am still looking for more photos of your dolls in costumes if you are willing to share.

-Happy Halloween

Michelle

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