How to Make a Hat Umbrella

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How to Make a Hat Umbrella
An umbrella can be turned into a humorous hat. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

An umbrella hat is a traditional baseball cap with an umbrella topper attached to it. Hats like this can be worn when out in the sun to keep you shaded, or just as a gag with friends. If you're looking for an umbrella hat of your own, consider making one yourself. You'll just need a few basic materials and tools, and making this item yourself can save costs over purchasing an umbrella hat from a speciality store.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Small umbrella
  • Mitre saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Hat
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Masking tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find a small umbrella, one meant for a child to use, as a larger umbrella will be difficult to support on the hat.

  2. 2

    Cut most of the handle off the umbrella using a mitre saw. Leave only about 6 inches of the handle.

  3. 3

    Smooth down the cut end of the umbrella handle with a fine-grit sandpaper.

  4. 4

    Place the end of the umbrella handle at the top centre of the baseball hat. Trace the outline of the handle onto the hat with a pen.

  5. 5

    Cut out the traced circle so you have a hole at the centre of the hat.

  6. 6

    Push the handle of the umbrella through the hole in the hat, so that just 1/4 inch of the handle is on the underside of the hat. Place a line of hot glue along the edge of the hole and hold the umbrella in place until the glue dries.

  7. 7

    Reinforce the umbrella in place by placing strips of masking tape around the handle at the top and bottom. Place a square of tape under the end of the handle so that your scalp won't get scratched when you're wearing the hat.

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