How to make a nurse hat

Written by laura hageman
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A nurse hat is part of the nurse attire. You will typically see nurses that wear a white hat and many times there may be a red cross on the front of it. Buying a nurse's hat can be expensive if you are looking to play dress up or use it as part of a costume. A nurse hat is rather simple to make and you can use paper, cardboard, fabric or material.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • White fabric or paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Straight pin
  • Red fabric or paper
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Lay the fabric or paper (8 1/2 x 11) horizontally. Fold down top right and left corners about 2 inches. The two edges of the folds will meet each other in the middle of the paper or fabric.

  2. 2

    Fold the bottom of the paper or fabric up toward the centre. Fold up about 2 inches. You will have what looks like a triangle.

  3. 3

    Take the two bottom edges that sit out from the triangle and pull them back to meet each other. If you are using fabric then pin the two ends together. If you are using paper then glue or tape the ends together.

  4. 4

    Fold down the point of the nurse's hat. Fold it toward the back of the hat and pin it if you are using material or glue it if using paper.

  5. 5

    Add extra effects. You can add on a red cross with a red stripe across the bottom of the hat if you choose to. Use red material or paper and cut out a strip as wide as the bottom of the hat, then glue it on. Cut out a cross and glue it onto the front of the nurse's hat.

Tips and warnings

  • If using fabric, iron it before making the nurse hat for the most crisp appearance.

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