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In this Instructable I will teach you how to make a stylish Top- hat out of cardboard and tape! (And a few other easily obtainable items.)

Materials used:

- Cardboard
- Tape
- Scissors/Box-cutter
- Paint
- Pencil/Pen
- Compass
 
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Step 1: Making the brim for the hat!

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On a thick piece of Cardboard measuring 52cm x 52cm (Minimum), poke a hole in the middle. Grab a compass and make a trace a hole 21cm in diameter and another 50cm in diameter. Cut out the center and cut around the larger circle (MAKE SURE TO KEEP CENTER CUT OUT). And now you're finished the Brim!

Step 2: Making the Cylindrical part of the Top-hat!

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Get a JUMBO cereal box (or other piece of cardboard that is thin and flexible) and cut it into several rectangular pieces. Take the 2 larger pieces measuring 34cm x 21cm and tape them into a cylinder that tightly fits into the hole in the Brim. Now you can Tape the Cylinder to the Brim!

Step 3: Making the top of the Top-hat!

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Take the cut out (From Step 1) and tape it to the top of the cylindrical part of the hat. You now are finished building the Top-hat and can move onto Step 4- Finishing Touches!

Step 4: Finishing Touches!!!

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You have completed the Basic structure of the hat. You can now paint it and/or add decorations to your liking!

Things you can do with a Top- Hat:

-Wear this stylish Top- Hat around town!
- Put it on the top of your snowman!
- Store various Items in your hat!
[corosive]4 years ago
thanks man, you may have just saved me. i need to come up with a top hat for tomorrow, and this i can do. the duct tape ones were nice, but too time consuming.
lemonie5 years ago
Much cooler than the ones we made... well done! L
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the one in the middle looks like abe Lincoln... tell him to go to the opera!
khushijain4 years ago
 thank you for this suggestion...........its realy helpful to me......Thank You Very Much
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Awesome! I all ready made 6 using your instructions! Thanks for posting it!
Six of them? Are you planning on having a Top-hat party?
A party? No! We were thinking more of an EXSTRAVAGANZA!!!!!