Yarr, I noticed that there was a lack of pirate hat Instructables, so I decided this would be my first. Ever want to dress up as a pirate for whatever reason, but have to settle on not wearing a hat because they are so expensive? Well fear no more! TheCaptain is hear with the solution!
This Instructable will cost about $10-$15 (most professional hats are around $40-$50), or less if you have items on hand or are an effective scavenger (or pirate, though I do not condone any unlawful practices of course...).
Step 1: Gather Materials
First, you will need equipment with which to make your hat. You will need:
-A full brimmed sun hat that YOU WILL NOT WEAR AGAIN (I bought mine a few years ago on vacation in Florida for about $10. It's been a little beaten around since)
- Fasteners (I used simple leathercraft rivets, but you could use paper fasteners or something to tie with)
- Tape (if using paper fasteners)
- String or ribbon (I have pictured sued leather ribbon)
- pins (if using ties instead of fasteners)
- feather (optional)
If you have a hat that you want to dye another color, do it the day before to make sure it is dry. I have no idea how to dye anything other than leather, so I just stuck with the natural straw color.