Introduction: Duct Tape Hat

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A simple step by step on how to create a Duct Tape hat.

This is my first instructable =) Thanks to my friend who taught me how to do this.

Step 1: Stuff You Need

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To make a duct tape hat you will need:

A hat you don't want anymore (sorry fans!)
A roll of duct tape
Scissors (optional)

Step 2: Wrap the Brim in Duct Tape

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Pretty Easy, just wrap the hat's brim in duct tape.

You can use scissors to trim off the edges too.

Step 3: Wrap the Front and the Sides of the Hat in Duct Tape

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First, you'll want to wrap the front, again pretty easy.

Second, Wrap both sides to the adjustable snap (plastic thing on back) You don't want to cover it, otherwise you won't be able to adjust it.

Step 4: Almost Finished!

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Take a strip of duct tape and put in on the back.
Then do the same things on the front and sides.

Step 5: Final Touches

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All you have to do now is cover up the rest of the hat with your duct tape.

Step 6: Finished!

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You're done! Wear your hat with pride!


dremmettbrown (author)2013-10-29

You just covered a hat in duct tape!

skitzthecat (author)2012-08-03

lesson be learned is that it is not a duct tape hat unless it is only duct tape. no cardboard, no other hat, and no string. just duct tape. i actually have a pretty cool instructable. however i do like the way your end product hat looks

kmarks1 (author)2011-03-17

Wow not this duct tape baseball cap is awesome. Me wanty.

scotthughesphoto (author)2011-03-07

Duct tape hat only found at:

Sponsored by? You guessed it the company... kewl.

Regarding this instructible method...(I like it btw as it looks easier than the Duck Tape site)... Like packing tape body casting, There should be a way to wrap the first layer sticky side up and even using a glue stick to keep the inverted duct tape temporarily in place, once the first layer is completed, then it would just be layering the sticky side down on the 2nd layer and peel the final off the hat etc... someone mentioned tin foil, if you went the route of tin foil that might work well too, then just cover the tin foil on the inside of the hat with a layer of tape... hmmmmmm

paininthebutt (author)2011-02-19

DUCTTAPE RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

instrct (author)2010-08-16

ohh i bought one exact same thingon exept it was pure duct the way, how long did this take?

Brother_D (author)2009-03-19

Lol, "How to Cover a Hat with Duct Tape" The new name of this instructable.

ktalex (author)Brother_D2009-09-20


Wills42 (author)2008-07-15

I too have made a duct tape hat. But mine is COMPLETELY duct tape. So yeah, beat ya to it! :) JK.

Matt21497 (author)Wills422009-05-22

same here wore it to a field trip and now everyobe wants one

DuctTape Pwnage (author)2009-01-28

Lol i made this at school once for a field trip on a rainy day, took me 10 minutes and looked good, lasted me the next 2 months. They don't have to be as sturdy as other items, but make sure to not have any end going into the hat insides, or else it will stick to your hair more.

ArvindTheNinja (author)2009-01-26

? this isnt a duct tape hat, its just a hat covered in duct tape.

camscam (author)2006-08-16

ducktape is gay long live GAFFER TAPE!

Ultimate0 (author)camscam2007-01-11

Gaffar tape is duct tape. Gaffer tape is super premium duct tape. :)

creedsinner (author)Ultimate02007-11-14

duck tape war in the red corner gaffer tape n the blue duck tape who will wit the gaffer lol

Derin (author)creedsinner2008-10-30

The war consists of hanging equal weights from a strip of duct and gaffer each,the weight falling to t3h floor first will make that tape lose

brianf25 (author)camscam2006-10-10


rocksalt2342 (author)2008-03-22

you could just cover the hat with aluninum foil so you don't ruin the hat

Father Christmas (author)2008-01-12

more accurate title would be "duct tape covered hat". it isn't a duct tape hat until it is made only from duct tape.

Danielk (author)Father Christmas2008-02-26

My next Instructable shall be a How-to for a Solid Duct Tape Hat. It only uses the bill from another hat. sounds like cheating but I did not want to make a bill that was plain wrong. Watch out for my DT Hat and DT belt tutorials that will show up soon.

Father Christmas (author)Danielk2008-02-28

may i also say, still not all duct tape. ive made an only duc t tape hat before. it isnt really difficult.

I agree, i hate it when people say they make shoes out of duct tape but all they do is cover a pair of shoes! Although it is still a nice instructable and the Seattle Mariners are awesome

Slangan1117 (author)2007-11-25

i also made an instructable on a duct tape hat, check it out.

blckthng (author)2007-11-24

hey no offence but why ruin a perfectly good hat by putting duct tape on it whenyou can make a pure duct tape hat using plastic wrap and cardboard that looks equally good or even better.( one of my friends made one)

teh darkcloud (author)2007-07-21

Aw. This got my hopes up. I thought it was instructions on how to make a pure duct tape hat. I can't find any instructions anywhere.

ducktape1 (author)teh darkcloud2007-09-25

Try Ductigami- a book about ducttape projects there is a pure ducttape hat there

ShanShen (author)2007-09-25

Don't worry about the people talking garbage about this project. You made something and you recycled!

White_Feathers (author)2007-06-09

Pretty cool. I must say though, I do like original-duct tape stuff though, a bit more. But hey, none the less- good job! :) I have a question for anyone who can help me- Does Anybody know where I might be able to find directions on how to make a Cowboy duct tape hat, from scratch? I can't seem to find anything really, and I'm not quite sure how to make this, myself. Any help would greatly be appreciated!! :-D Thanks! And g'job, once more! ~White Feathers~

icedog515 (author)2007-04-24

i think its cool...

tomonto (author)2007-04-18

Thanks to my friend who taught me how to do this

who would show this to a friend, ok to do by yourself,although stupid, but who runs out and shows off the retardedness

i_need_fire (author)2007-03-11

you r a discrace to duct tape this is the most retarted thing ive ever seen what a waste of perfectly good duct tape

tomonto (author)2007-01-19

essentially this is just a hat covered in duct tape. anyone could do it without the instructable

Ultimate0 (author)2007-01-11

This looks pretty stupid. I thought this was an instructable on how to make a pure duct tape hat.... I don't need an instructable to do this!

stuntman777 (author)2006-10-01

the duct tape hat is a good idea it will last forever really but you dont have to cover a hat in duct tape i made one out of 100% duct tape

RedGreen (author)2006-08-16

i'll post my one XD its duct tape a purist

Crash2108 (author)RedGreen2006-09-20

Not surprisingly, with a name like that. .......if I have to, I guess..

dartman (author)2006-08-28

yeah your instructable said duct tape hat not hat covered in duct tape

leevonk (author)2006-08-18

make a duct tape face next time

Wonderground (author)2006-08-17

I agree with murph, I mean I am all up for posting what you want but you could have jsut said, "Cover a hat in tape" and we would have the same results.

Wonderground (author)2006-08-17

I agree with murph, I mean I am all up for posting what you want but you could have jsut said, "Cover a hat in tape" and we would have the same results.

Murf (author)2006-08-17

Good instructable for your first one, but I would have been WAY more impressed if oyu just used duct tape and scissors (not hat) and ended up with a hat made of ONLY duct tape.

admanrocks (author)2006-08-17


RyanPotter (author)2006-08-16

Sorry, but I've just gotta say it... Yes, in capital letters too.... DUCT TAPE ROCKS! ... Alright... i said it... I'll go now...

Ushanka (author)2006-08-16

Just plain dumb...

theRIAA (author)2006-08-16

lol, my shcool has ducktape day once a year, these show up all the time...

Zabulon (author)2006-08-16

True Austin, just to show off at people... =P

Zabulon (author)2006-08-16

yeah, basically.

mr2monster (author)2006-08-16

So.... this is more of a "How to cover a hat in duct tape" tutorial and less of a "How to make a hat out of duct tape" kind of thing... right?

austin (author)2006-08-16

i like duck tapeits useful stuff and my car house and life is held together by it and zip ties, but seriously This is just something one would do to try to grasp at attention.

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