In this Instructable, I will show you how to make an EL wire hat.

In my particular case, I made this hat for Saint Patrick's day.

I am currently attending Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Saint Pat's is a big deal here, so I decided to use science and technology to make a Saint Pat's themed hat.

You can use the steps here to make an EL wire hat for any occasion. You could make a heart for Valentines Day, pumpkin for Halloween or a tree for Christmas to name a few.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment or message me and I will get back to you.

I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Materials Needed

To make this project, you will need a few things:

First of all, you'll need to buy some EL wire. I used coolneon.com.
  • I bought the "5 Foot High Bright Long Life Hella Phat Plug and Play Unit" in green. This item comes with everything you need to start glowing.
  • A hat (preferably with a rim which makes it a lot easier)  (I got really lucky by finding this green hat at goodwill)
  • As always, a trusty Sharpie ;)
  • An ice pick
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line, string or flexible wire (Fishing line doesn't block very much light at all)
  • Batteries for the El wire driver
  • Any color or type of fabric (about 6 inches by 6)
  • Flexible cardboard
  • A sewing needle, threader, and thimble
  • A hot glue gun

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