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Newspaper Hat(s)!

Four newspaper hats in one!

Note: I took this design from Origami: The complete guide to the art of paper folding by Rick Beech and I take no credit for the design of the piece.
 
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Step 1: First fold

Take two sheets of newspaper and fold the short edges to the centre.
Then take ONE sheet and fold it up to the previous fold.
Double this over.

Step 3: First Hat!

Picture of First Hat!
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Fold upper triangular flap down and tuck into rim.
Open out and place atop your head :-)
First hat completed!!

Step 5: Third Hat!

Picture of Third Hat!
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Pull up triangular, tucked-in flaps at the side of the 'Box Hat' to make a Morterboard!
santis3084 years ago
it's actually called a pressman's hat because the newspaper workers used to use it to prevent their hair from getting covered in ink from the spray of fine ink that lingers all around the building. it would settle and get in their hair, and so the pressman's hat was born. it is the second "box" hat, which could double as a bowl. i used to make them all the time, but they reduced the size of the newspapers here and it really sucks.
sedunn4 years ago
 Should I make the paper square before I start? I started with a rectangle and ended up with a rectangular hat instead of a square topped hat.
godofwar65 years ago
great easy instructions
It was to confusing on step two. So I had a paper hat fail. Hahah.
tyler12016 years ago
I made the hat but then I set it on fire with a flame thrower I made and tried to wear it while it was ablaze. Lol
Hello Kitty6 years ago
Great hat! I love origami!
J_SCAP6 years ago
and if you cut where the points are across the top on the third hat you get the popes hat :P
puppetfunk6 years ago
Mmmm damn Oregonian! Why must it be so long! This was hard because my rim was so small so instead of tucking I had to tape the flaps down for he time that they needed to be down. Awesome hat though.
cobie1236 years ago
Your directions are vague and incomprehensible, I couldn't figure it out
kmpeltier6 years ago
I love these hats! There are way cooler than the regular newspaper hats.
Maureen6 years ago
Love your easy-to-follow instructions! Great place to find activities to entertain kids. Keep up the good work. Maureen
Slinc (author) 6 years ago
Hey! This was my first instructable so any feedback would be welcome.
My favorite is the morterboard. Awesome instructable.
Wore it all day and got 5 bucks. Sweet!
sweet...
Slinc (author) 6 years ago
Poor people... What have i done!!!
mrbob10006 years ago
i like the bishop hat... i use it to harmlessly poke people.