How to Make a Paper Captain's Hat

Updated July 19, 2017

Children and adults alike have large imaginations. Nowadays, pirate parties and pretending to be a pirate is huge, especially since "Pirates of the Caribbean" was release on video. If you're creative, there are plenty of ways to make pirate outfits and accessories for those who wish to become a pirate. Learn how to fold a paper captain's hat for any little buccaneer looking to rule the high seas.

Fold the piece of paper in half with the open end facing you.

Grab the two upper corners of the creased end and fold each corner toward the centre. This will create a point on the top.

Fold the bottom edges up toward the centre. Lift and crease the side that faces up, then flip the paper over and repeat on the opposite side.

Stick your fingers inside the hat and "fluff" it out by pushing the two long ends in toward each other.

Wear your hat.


Add feathers and adornments after the hat is completed to create a unique and customised look.


Don't pull too hard when opening the hat up. You could tear it.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 large piece of paper
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About the Author

Yuurei Serai began writing in 2008 when she wrote an ebook for Experian. She has written for Purdue University's "Chronicle" newspaper as well as for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Master of Fine Arts in literature and composition from Purdue University. She has been teaching English and media arts since 2010.