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

Lynn
Lynn

March 19, 2021

I would love an Easter Bonnet, a Thanksgiving cornocopia, Thanksgiving outfits or hats, Christmas stocking to hang up for dolls, christmas quilt for their beds!

Laura
Laura

March 14, 2021

Valentine’s, Easter, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day, Christmas

Sue
Sue

March 13, 2021

thank you for this you make it so easy, need to make one for every season now

T
T

March 13, 2021

I make a hat each year for my granddaughter’s doll to match her costumes for her dance recital.

Kathi M
Kathi M

March 13, 2021

Cosplay would be amazing and different

Diane R
Diane R

March 12, 2021

Football helmet

Jeanne
Jeanne

March 12, 2021

How about a hat for Easter?

Sharon
Sharon

March 12, 2021

You can make some cute party hats or photo booth hats

Carol
Carol

March 12, 2021

You could make hats for weddings, Dr Suess (Cat in the Hat), Uncle Sam, snowman hat, etc. So very many options! Could probably even make it out of felt.

Marichu
Marichu

March 12, 2021

A top hat would be perfect for NYE or a wedding and more!

Charlotte
Charlotte

March 12, 2021

Hunting party, Broadway show premiere party, wedding

Bev Hiler
Bev Hiler

March 12, 2021

love the St Patrick tutorials

Marylin
Marylin

March 12, 2021

Lots of ideas – New Years day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Canada Day (I’m Canadian)

Tamara
Tamara

March 12, 2021

I think it would be fun to make these as 4 th of July or Thanksgiving dinner table favors for my granddaughters place cards. They could then use them for their dolls. Such a fun idea.

Rebekah Bollman
Rebekah Bollman

March 12, 2021

I’d like to see a Santa Lucia crown or bunny ears on a hood-type hat for Wellie Wishers

Kathleen Rowley
Kathleen Rowley

March 12, 2021

I think it would be cute to make for July the 4th celebration and Thanksgiving (Pilgrams). What a super idea!

Tatum
Tatum

March 12, 2021

A little late, but I would LOVE a valentines day hat. The hearts and glitter and red are just so cute! Fourth of July would be fun too!

Christine Cooley
Christine Cooley

March 12, 2021

A pilgrim hat for boy and girl.

Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

March 12, 2021

Many thanks for the fun tutorial to make a St. Patrick Hat

Lori
Lori

March 12, 2021

What holiday or special occasion wouldn’t be enhanced with a custom designed, hand-crafted hat? The possibilities are endless!

Hazel
Hazel

March 12, 2021

The ideas and one’s imagination can be endless when making the hats. I say be creative and have fun.

Connie M
Connie M

March 12, 2021

Snowman hat.

Leah
Leah

March 12, 2021

There are all kinds of possibilities for modifying this cute hat!

Annette Deardurff
Annette Deardurff

March 12, 2021

Such a cute hat – I could see making one for New Year’s Eve or even the 4th of July!!

Marcia
Marcia

March 12, 2021

My Mom’s family were from Ireland, maybe one of my dolls should be Irish and wear the pretty hat and St Patricks Day.

Gwen Moore
Gwen Moore

March 12, 2021

I’m thinking of next need for hat – Easter! After making this one with granddaughter, we will be collecting mini spring bits for an Easter hat.

Linda Ladd
Linda Ladd

March 12, 2021

An Uncle Sam had.

Char
Char

March 12, 2021

wow what a creative group! Tons of ideas, and I like them all! Thanks for the versatile pattern.

Christie
Christie

March 12, 2021

I would love to make a gothic top hat for Halloween!

Christine Griffin
Christine Griffin

March 12, 2021

I’d love, love, love to make a beautiful floral brimmed Easter bonnet!

Elaine
Elaine

March 12, 2021

This is sooooo cute! I want to make a Kentucky Derby hat!

Diane B
Diane B

March 12, 2021

Birthdays,
New Years,

4th of July, Halloween

Kim C
Kim C

March 12, 2021

I would love an equestrian riding helmet pattern!

Nancy R
Nancy R

March 12, 2021

I would love to see lots of cultural hats.

Helene Dahl
Helene Dahl

March 12, 2021

Useful to make Halloween or Christmas hats

Amber Y
Amber Y

March 12, 2021

Mini baseball hats for sports events would be fun to make!

Jo
Jo

March 11, 2021

This would make a great hat for the 4th of July, or a beautiful stove pipe hat for an Abe Lincoln costume.

Christine
Christine

March 11, 2021

That could be adopted for even easter and christmas hats. Duch a cute idea! Santas cap with the santa pjs would be adorable

Laurie
Laurie

March 11, 2021

Hat for a clown! Thanks for the tutorial!

Cath
Cath

March 11, 2021

When I hear the words “mini hat” I think of Fascinators. They are too much fun.
When we were young we had to wear hats to church, pillboxes with a small net veil, large brimmed Easter hats, and small bucket hats complete with silk flowers.

Barbara
Barbara

March 11, 2021

I could definitely adapt this for a Halloween witches hat. Just give it a cone shape, rather than the cylinder.

Etta "Lorrie" Hart
Etta "Lorrie" Hart

March 11, 2021

This would make a good President’s Day party favor for an Abe Lincoln hat.

G
G

March 11, 2021

Memorial day, 4th of July, Labor day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, New Years,and
it would look really cute with bunny ears for Easter. This hat would also be great for dance recitals.

Brenda R
Brenda R

March 11, 2021

I love this hat. I think it would make a great Fourth of July hat and a good thanksgiving hat for the guys, but Easter is coming up so have to think of a bonnet for the Easter parade.

Jael
Jael

March 11, 2021

Christmas would definitely be in the running, but the Cat in the Hat is another amazing idea that I saw above.

Jan
Jan

March 11, 2021

Wedding hat with veil

Dori
Dori

March 11, 2021

I think I would use it for a base for Cat in the Hat—we love him.

Sam
Sam

March 11, 2021

It could be used for any holiday, but in particular it would make a cute 4th of July Uncle Sam style top hat.

Dotti G
Dotti G

March 11, 2021

I am a big Alice fan so I can see using this tutorial to make a great Mad Hatter’s hat!

Carol
Carol

March 11, 2021

4th of July in red,white,blue

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

March 11, 2021

Great tutorial. The possibilities are endless as those who have posted before gave so many great ideas. I like the Steampunk idea and Thanksgiving for sure.

Diana
Diana

March 11, 2021

you could make a hat for Lincoln’s birthday or a hat for Thanksgiving

Rhonda
Rhonda

March 11, 2021

I’d like to think you could make a Halloween hat from this tutorial!

Cathy
Cathy

March 11, 2021

What a fun pattern, so many options to add other holidays to this pattern.

Ellen
Ellen

March 11, 2021

Thanks for a cute pattern. I can see with a few variations and/or additions really sweet hats for Easter, wedding, 4th of July, pilgrim for Thanksgiving, Christmas.

Linda Peter
Linda Peter

March 10, 2021

New Year’s Eve, Lincoln’s Birthday, and 4th of July (Uncle Sam)

Nancy
Nancy

March 10, 2021

This hat could be used for pilgrims at Thanksgiving

Michele
Michele

March 10, 2021

I’d love to see Easter & 4th of July hats!

Alita Shaver
Alita Shaver

March 10, 2021

What a darling hat. I associate top hats with President’s day and Fourth of July! Especially a little tap dance costume in red, white, and blue…

Lisa
Lisa

March 10, 2021

I like the St. Patrick’s Day hat. I would also like to see a Red, White and Blue hat for July 4th.

Jan
Jan

March 10, 2021

I would make the hat “tube” part longer and put red and white bands to make it a Cat in the Hat hat. Thanks for sharing this idea!

Kathleen A
Kathleen A

March 10, 2021

Hats are fun! Accessories are fun! All the stuff is fun!! :)

Diane
Diane

March 10, 2021

I’d make a witches hat for Halloween!

Sandy
Sandy

March 10, 2021

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
Looks like this year my dolly will be dressed as an Irish Lassie! Last week we were given a shamrock pattern for a tee-shirt, and this week we can celebrate with a “Top of the Morning” Top Hat!
Thank you!

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

March 10, 2021

I was thinking an Easter hat would be nice to go with a doll’s Easter dress!

Katie
Katie

March 10, 2021

Make it red, white & blue for 4th of July

marlene
marlene

March 10, 2021

So cute! Perfect for patriotic holidays to Steam Punk.

ginger
ginger

March 10, 2021

With a snowman outfit

kittie
kittie

March 10, 2021

This would be so cute as a steampunk hat with some mini goggles, a snowman costume, a pilgrim hat . the possibilities are endless!.

Mary
Mary

March 10, 2021

I could make a black top hat for my boy doll!

anita
anita

March 10, 2021

Read Across America for Dr Suess Birthday – make it a red & white striped “caat in the hat” hat!

Sue
Sue

March 10, 2021

This looks like a clown’s hat for a Big Top Circus scene.

S.C.
S.C.

March 10, 2021

An Uncle sam’s hat decked in red white and blue would be so cute!!!

sharon
sharon

March 10, 2021

i’m going to try to make this hat. thanks for the directions

Kay
Kay

March 10, 2021

Agree with previous posters- see it as a pilgrim’s hat or Presidents Day hat . . . but really like it for St.Patty’s Day- thanks!

Sarah Foster
Sarah Foster

March 10, 2021

What would be way cool would be a St. Lucia hat based on the Swedish tradition of the oldest girl wearing the crown of candles. I also recommend Thanksgiving and New Years as my kids have made some really cool hats for those holidays!

Emily H.
Emily H.

March 10, 2021

There are so many ways for a doll to wear this hat pattern. My first thought was a snowperson costume, then I started thinking that it would look good in red, white, and blue on the 4th of July, or covered in cogs and gears for a Steampunk look. In black, it would also be the perfect topper for a tap dance costume, magician’s assistant, pilgrim, or the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland with just a few changes in accessories.

linda
linda

March 10, 2021

I would like to see hats for Halloween, Christmas, 4th of July and Fall

Dorothy
Dorothy

March 10, 2021

This hat is very versatile! In different colors, it could be used for Uncle Sam, a pilgrim, Abe Lincoln or a steampunk costume. Thank you for the tutorial!

Jackie
Jackie

March 10, 2021

Easter and the 4th of July

Sue
Sue

March 10, 2021

I can see this as a patriotic Uncle Sam hat.

Ann
Ann

March 10, 2021

Steampunk was my first thought when I saw this tutorial!

Gail
Gail

March 10, 2021

Patriotic hats for all the great summer holidays.

Mary
Mary

March 10, 2021

it would be cute for Lincoln’s birthday.

CIndy
CIndy

March 10, 2021

This could be used to create a Frosty the Snowman hat. With a costume, So cute!

Susan
Susan

March 10, 2021

This would be so cute for President’s day as a nod to Abe Lincoln

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

March 10, 2021

I would love to see a Canada Day Hat for all of us in Canada

Judith
Judith

March 10, 2021

I could see using this idea for constructing a fascinator for a formal occasion such as a wedding or at a gala event. I love the idea of attaching it to the elastic to keep everything in place, but think you could also glue on a little comb for up-dos!

Susan Ellwitz
Susan Ellwitz

March 10, 2021

I want to use this cute little thing as a template for other holiday hats!

Sandra Nixon
Sandra Nixon

March 10, 2021

Cute hat and I agree could be made for other holiday occasions.

Anne C-E
Anne C-E

March 10, 2021

Hats for New Years’ eve, Valentines, Easter, May day, Kentucky derby or Ascot, mid summer’s eve, Harvest fair, Thanksgiving, Christmas are just a few that I have designed and made in my career. All of them would be great for the dolls as well.

Jo
Jo

March 10, 2021

This hat pattern could be used for just about any occasion where that “extra little bit” completes the outfit. So cute!

Tammy
Tammy

March 10, 2021

This hat would be great for New Year’s, Halloween, and Fourth of July, but you could dress it up for almost any holiday or birthday.

Sparkle
Sparkle

March 10, 2021

Very cute hat that could be adapted for multiple occasions as we move through the annual calendar.

Pat
Pat

March 10, 2021

Change out the colors and embellishments and the cute little hat could take on any holiday.

Leighanne K.
Leighanne K.

March 10, 2021

That is so cute!! At first glance, I thought you used a toilet paper roll. I used to make top hat ornaments that way. I love this way though too!

Angela
Angela

March 10, 2021

Awesome hat! I think this could be used for all sorts of cosplay, and also Fourth of July hats!

ES
ES

March 10, 2021

So many cool hats you could make! How about a hat for a circus ring master!

Candy
Candy

March 10, 2021

I would like Halloween, Easter, and4 th of July mini hats. Actually ,I would enjoy any hats you design.

Connie
Connie

March 10, 2021

This hat pattern would be great for a New Year’s hat.

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