Feeling bored at work one day, I noticed the gift shop selling these tiny hats. They look pretty simple to make without the pricy cost of purchasing one. Using materials found around the house, I was able to put one together rather quickly. This is an easy project for someone on a budget but wanting a cute halloween costume.
Step 1: Supplies
Corrugated cardboard, preferably one that is strong but malleable
Math Compass (not required but helpful)
Stretchy string or bobby pins
Misc. paint, feathers, felt, fabric, etc... for decorating
Step 2: Making the Body
I wrapped by cardboard strip around a vitamin bottle that I found in my medicine cabinet. The strip ended up fitting perfectly around the bottle. You may want to base the circumference of the hat around a bottle or container that you are using. This will help keep the round shape of the tube. If there are no bottles laying around, you may also use the edge of a counter and gently roll the cardboard until it creates a round shape. Tape the gap closed with the tab on the inside. Use an extra piece of tape to secure the tab on the inside.
Now it should look like a tube.
Step 3: Cutting out the Top
Step 4: Creating the Brim
Taking the large cardboard circle, make an incision in the middle to create a small hole. Cut tabs using the inner circle as a guideline. These will later be used to attach the brim to the tube part of the hat. Make sure to add tick marks to align the hat later on.