Introduction: 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.

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 2: Secure the Rim of the Hat.

Turn over.
Fold edges to the centre.
Fold remaining sheet at the bottom to the previous fold.
Unfold and fold corners up (see pic).
Pull up as far as will go and tuck in.

Step 3: First Hat!

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

Step 4: Second Hat!

Pull apart sides of hat and press flat.
Fold in corners and tuck them into the rim of the hat.
Open up the rim and fold edges into box shape.
Second hat completed!

Step 5: Third Hat!

Pull up triangular, tucked-in flaps at the side of the 'Box Hat' to make a Morterboard!

Step 6: Final Hat!

Pull up the front flap of the Morterboard and let it open out. You now have a Bishops hat!


santis308 made it!(author)2010-07-23

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.

sedunn made it!(author)2009-10-22

 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.

godofwar6 made it!(author)2009-05-09

great easy instructions

sealionturtle made it!(author)2009-02-16

It was to confusing on step two. So I had a paper hat fail. Hahah.

tyler1201 made it!(author)2008-03-23

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+Kitty made it!(author)2008-02-03

Great hat! I love origami!

J_SCAP made it!(author)2007-12-30

and if you cut where the points are across the top on the third hat you get the popes hat :P

puppetfunk made it!(author)2007-11-29

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.

cobie123 made it!(author)2007-10-26

Your directions are vague and incomprehensible, I couldn't figure it out

kmpeltier made it!(author)2007-10-17

I love these hats! There are way cooler than the regular newspaper hats.

Maureen made it!(author)2007-10-11

Love your easy-to-follow instructions! Great place to find activities to entertain kids. Keep up the good work. Maureen

Slinc made it!(author)2007-08-19

Hey! This was my first instructable so any feedback would be welcome.

threecheersfornick made it!(author)2007-09-20

My favorite is the morterboard. Awesome instructable.

threecheersfornick made it!(author)2007-09-21

Wore it all day and got 5 bucks. Sweet!

mothflavour2 made it!(author)2007-08-22


Slinc made it!(author)2007-08-19

Poor people... What have i done!!!

mrbob1000 made it!(author)2007-08-19

i like the bishop hat... i use it to harmlessly poke people.

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