Witch hats are easy and inexpensive to make, and they complete the look of a child's witch costume. Witch hats made of felt need a sturdy base such as poster board or construction paper to hold the hat at a nice point on top. The brim can also have a sturdy base or simply be felt. When using just felt for the base, the brim has a loose, floppy look.
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Things you need
- Black poster board
- White chalk
- Wide black ribbon
Cut a half circle out of the black poster board and bend around to create a cone shape. Experiment with several sizes of half circles to determine the right height and fit for your child's head. Once you've determined the right size, cut a second half circle the same size out of felt.
Overlap the poster board half circle just enough to allow for stapling once you've determined the right size. Staple down the edge of the seam.
Snip the wide end of the cone all around with half-inch snips and fold the snipped edges out. This provides a base for the hat brim. Use a paintbrush to cover the cone in glue and attach the matching felt circle you cut out in Step 1 to the poster board cone.
Trace the bottom of the cone onto a piece of black felt with the white chalk. Use the compass to mark the midpoint of the diameter of the circle you drew.
Take the compass and measure out from the middle of the circle large enough to create a brim. The brim should be at least two inches wide, but can also be larger depending on the look you want.
Cut out the big circle and then the smaller circle. Slip the circle over the cone and slide down to rest on the snipped edges. Check the fit. Remove the circle and add glue to the snipped edges. Slide the circle back over the cone and press down around the edges to attach.
Attach a wide black ribbon where the base and cone come together to give the hat a finished look.
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