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How to Make a Paper Hat

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Ever wanted to be like those hip kids in paper hats? Or Popeye? Well, now you can! With this majestic hat, you can be the coolest thing on two legs! (or one, you amputees, you!)
 
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Step 1: Materials

To make this super-hip hat, you only need one thing:

A piece of paper! An 8 1/2" x 11" sheet, but if you want bigger, than tape four pieces together to make one big paper rectangle. Or you can use a newspaper, but the ink will get on your hands.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Now be cool in your awesomely simple paper hat!
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nrunft6 months ago

I'm going to make these for a photo booth :)

9b4z1l1 year ago
Way to small!
ritu37891 year ago
it was good but I was looking for the visual of the final product
hiheenah2 years ago
Unfortunately a lot of newspapers have made their paper smaller than they were when I was kid. I tried to make a hat for my kids just like this a few years ago and I was amazed it didn't work. Not only was it too small, but the proportion was all off. I thought I was crazy until, like a good recovering OCD patient, I called the newspaper and they confirmed my local Arizona Republic had shrunk considerably.
It's too small :C
I know a bit of oragami, my best are those paper birds that flap their wings when you pull their tails. Does anyone think I should post this?
Yes please post the bird!
Yes, please post the bird! I'm hungry... :D
mabdulla90 (author)  Scott The Pyro7 years ago
Totally! They're awesome, and really pretty.
Matt00233 years ago
very quick hat, nice! only drawback: using 8 1/2 x 11 paper = hat for the micro-cephalic (children!) and/or Antoine Merriweather from Men On Film (sorry hipsters, you're probably too young to get that reference). Time for me to scale this up for my melon.
Gurbir5 years ago
how can I put this on? (not open)
Easy after you bent the two corners down fold one flap forwards and on flap backwards
mabdulla90 (author)  Gurbir5 years ago
1) Place on head (use a newspaper, normal paper is small), horizontal is best 2) ???? 3) Profit!!!!
southpark reference FTW
if this hat is folded in a certain way a boat is made
thx but we don't get any big things to make hats on so i just made a like a pretend one adn it looks real lol thx that was a nice and easy was that easy or wat ada peps out there YEAH i think it was thx
ha i like the person real funny he looks cute wit da sword and all dat LOL nice one
LasVegas7 years ago
Very cute. BTW: Newspapers haven't used petroleum based inks for decades. They no longer stain the hands...
Oh, good. I must be imagining things, because the last time I read a newspaper, SOMETHING made my hands black.
mabdulla90 (author)  LasVegas7 years ago
Really? Because I remember in 8th grade, my firneds and i would go smear newspaper ink on peoples faces as practical jokes. That was about 3 years ago.
So I have to assume you're not in the U.S. I don't know where they still use petroleum based inks. They're more expensive themselves, as well as requiring more maintenance expenses.
so if the ink's petroleum based...if i set a bucket or a bobble (large one) of that ink on fire...will it burn as nice (or nearly as nice) as normal burning of petroleum? :P (not jokin...inquisitive...)
mabdulla90 (author)  SeaLion7 years ago
.....no. Because ink isn't petroleum based anymore. Unless you're in africa or something.
but if i used the old style petroleum based ink...and set it on fire...wud it burn nice? like any ink there is with a petroleum base...u get wut i mean? (i know i suck at expressin myself)
probably. then again doesnt normal paper or newspaper burn nice already?
webo5114 years ago
i love how he like put TRICK IT OUT! and only put a lil symbol but good hat very fun
i personaly like the show naruto but gaara is wayyy kewler den naruto! (yes i am awaire dat my name says NARUTO fan)
sambeano5 years ago
Naruto freaking sucks
totally but the hat is awesome
assasin15 years ago
sound this saved me this morning kids needed a paper hat for school,lolatu is obviously clueless with no kids this was a lifesaver.
Lolatu5 years ago
You are a bellend. Why do you want to show people how to make hats? Do you live in the basement of your mums apartment? You are like a comic writer guy! Go you!!
ToMmY m.6 years ago
it doesnt get bigger
rodlundd6 years ago
that hat will fit an elf
arrrrgghhh matey i be a usin this hat to pirate vessels
xtank56 years ago
Try this with a sheet of newspaper like 2ft. by 2 ft. I will fit anyones head and cover the eyes of anyone under about 14.
lol naruto leaf symbol........
great job 4/5
to small maybe for my brother
High_me7 years ago
my head is too small for it. / \ __
This thing is too small for my head and i'm 11 years old.......but you can use a newspaper instead
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