EZ-EL July 4th Independence Day Hat! Step-By-Step Tutorial

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Get ready for 4th of July with EZ-EL's Independence Day Hat! Take our red, white, and blue EL wire and make your own July 4th hat. Its great for the whole July 4th weekend! Wear it, show your patriotism, and have fun with it!

Feel free to change out the colors and the design to make it your own!

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1. Hat
2. 10' Red EL Wire
3. 10' Blue EL Wire
4. 10' White EL Wire
5. Needle
6. Black Sewing Thread
7. 3v Inverter
8. 3-way splitter cable
9. Scissor
10. 1-3 Zip Tie
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Step 1: Cut Hole

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Using a scissor, cut a 3/4 in. hole at the top corner of the hat. Mimic what is being done in the picture or poke a hole where ever you want to start off your design. Poking this hole will help conceal the start of the wire and allow the output wires to be concealed inside the hat.

Step 2: String the Wire through the Hole

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String EL wire through the hole you have just made in Step 1.

Step 3: Zip Tie

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Zip tie the red, white, and blue EL wire together.

Step 4: Pull!

Once the wire is through the hole, pull the EL wire all the way through unti the very end. Make sure to conceal the non-Plastic part inside of the hat.

Step 5: Start Stiching

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You can do any pattern you choose to. Place the wire anywhere you want to start your design. I chose to start the process at the top of the hat. Poke the needle from inside the hat and poke it through to the outside and continue two more times. the string should end up back inside the the hat where you tie it off with the starting end.
ezelwire (author) 3 years ago
Glad you guys like it! And good suggestion, Ev, thank you!
OCLVig3 years ago
I see a sweet July 4th fedora in my future!
Ev3 years ago
Use clear fishing line, it'll be invisible!
that is sweet