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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!)

Step 1: Materials

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To make this super-hip hat, you only need one thing: A large piece of paper!

For an adult sized hat, cut a piece of packing paper down to a 18" x 24" sheet.

For a kid sized hat, make the paper 15 x 20".

If you don't have packing paper, you can use wrapping paper or newspaper, but beware that the ink from the newsprint will get on your hands! Another option is to open up a paper shopping bag and use that.

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We use to make these when we were kids and pretend to be pirates. (I was the pirate queen)

Happy days
ShirazEpic4 months ago


rmayfield1 made it!5 months ago
Easy and quick. Made me super dad for a few previous minutes. :)
AngieP15 months ago

worked for my 3 year old thanks :)

EthanL4 made it!5 months ago

i have it but i made it and its too small

EthanL45 months ago

its too small for me :[

jcmindstorms12 months ago

Very useful. I can apply this knowledge to fold the stimulus for my QCS test once I have completed and pretend I'm a captain

nrunft1 year ago

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

ritu37892 years ago
it was good but I was looking for the visual of the final product
hiheenah3 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 Pyro8 years ago
Totally! They're awesome, and really pretty.
Matt00234 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.
Gurbir7 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)  Gurbir7 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
LasVegas8 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)  LasVegas8 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)  SeaLion8 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?
webo5116 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)
sambeano6 years ago
Naruto freaking sucks
totally but the hat is awesome
assasin16 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.
Lolatu6 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.7 years ago
it doesnt get bigger
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