Before Jude’s first birthday party, I was looking on Etsy for a party hat for our birthday boy. After snooping around, I found a few hats that I happened to like. However, I couldn’t fathom spending $20 on hat he would most likely wear for a minute. I then had the great idea to make a party hat from scratch. I did some looking around on Pinterest and found Jones Design Company, which shared a hat tutorial and downloadable template.
*Note: After purchasing all of my supplies, I only saved a few dollars by doing this project myself.*
Felt – 2 colors- I save a lot of time by getting felt with a sticky backside from Michaels
Poms – I found mine at target but if you already have yarn at home, you can use this tutorial to make your own.
Ball Fringe– I found this in the felt isle at Michaels (similar item)
Hot Glue Gun
String to keep the hat on the child’s head. I used jewelry string.
Step 1 – Using the template from Jones Design Company, I cut the design out on the card stock. I used my circuit, but you can do this by hand.
Step 2– Form the card-stock into a cone.
Step 3– Once again using the template, cut the hat shape out on felt.
Step 4– Stack the felt cutout onto the card stock cutout.
Step 5– Using the hot glue gun, glue the edges together to create a cone.
Note: I purchased “Tacky Glue” but it would not allow me to hold the shape of the hat.
Step 6– Cut out the number outline in the felt and add it to the hat
Step 7– Add the pom to the top.
Step 8– Add the ball fringe.
Step 9 – Try to get your child to wear the hat
Step 10– Have your dog model for you when your child won’t
Step 10.5– Try not to get eaten by the dog.