How to Make a Medieval Hat
Jesting aside, your kids will look the part in these Medieval-inspired hats! It’s nearing the start of the school term, and that can only mean one thing – school projects. Learn how to make these perennial teacher’s favourites with this great tutorial.
Skill level : Intermediate
Time to make : One hour for the princess hat and 30 minutes for the jester hat
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For the Jester Hat You Will Need
1. Cut some sheets of A4 felt into long triangles, I used two different patterns of felt, mainly because I couldn’t choose which one I preferred but also as I liked to alternate them. To gauge how many pieces I would need I had made a simple card band to measure my head and worked off that.
2. When your triangle panels are all cut start to glue them together, run a beaded line of glue up the length of one side of the triangle and match up the next piece of fabric, continue until you get to the end. Allow everything to dry as it will make the next step easier.
Top Tip!!…Remember if you want to add trailing ribbons to the top of the princess hat like I did it is easier to glue them inside the top of the hat before you glue the final panel into place.
3. To attach the last panels together and create your cone shape start at the bottom and only glue small sections at a time. Work your way up until the hat shape is complete.
4. Add ribbons and gems to decorate. You can still use the fabric glue for this.
How to Make the Jesters Hat
1. Take an A4 piece of foam and cut in half length ways, glue together at both ends to make the circular base for your hat, it can be adjusted to fit.
2. Take one red piece of foam and one green and cut into long triangles that run the length of the A4 sheet, I could fit three onto one piece of foam.
3. Glue the triangles to the inside of the hat base, alternating colours.
4. Attach a bell to the tip of each triangle. I did this by sliding the tip of the triangle through the bell loop, folding it back on itself and then adding a dab of glue. The bells will the weigh the triangles down and the hat will be complete.