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This tutorial will show you how to to make an origami hat for your pet.

Materials:

  • 1 piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper
  • 1 stapler (with at least 2 staples)
  • 1 rubber band
 
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Step 1: ​Fold the top-right corner of the paper down as shown in the image.

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Step 2: Fold the bottom strip up to form a crease along which you can tear.

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Step 3: Tear along the fold. You may want to fold the flap back and forth until it becomes easier to rip.

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Step 4: Keep the square piece of paper. You may discard the rest.

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Step 5: If your paper is not already in a triangle form, fold along the existing crease to make a triangle.

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Step 6: Fold one corner from the solid side to the point of the open side.

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Step 7: Repeat with the other corner.

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Step 8: Fold the flaps up from the creased side to the tip of the open side.

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Step 9: Your hat should look like this:

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Step 10: Fold the corners out as shown below.

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Step 11: Your origami should look like this:

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Step 12: Fold one of the flaps from the bottom up so the tip is near the middle of the upper triangle.

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Step 13: Fold upward the remaining section of the flap you just folded so that it fits flush with the rest of the upper triangle.

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Step 14: Flip over and repeat steps 12 and 13.

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Step 15: Open the hat and re-fold it so that the lower left tip is on top of the lower right tip.

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Step 16: Your hat should now look like this:

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Step 17: Fold up the bottom corner. This will cover up the staple that will hold the rubber band in place.

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Step 18: Flip over your hat, repeating on the reverse side.

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Step 19: Open your hat again. It should look like this:

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Step 20: Hold the rubber band on the inside of the side of your hat as shown in the image.

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Step 21: Staple the rubber band so that the staple can be covered up by the flap on the side of the hat.

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Step 22: Repeat on the other side.

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Step 23: You can place your hat on one of your pets or use it as a decoration.

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Step 24: Enjoy!

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BearMan705 made it!7 months ago

I did it! My cat doesn't look happy though... Personally didn't put in the elastic band in case my cat didn't like it.. Can't say he was overly impressed but I found it amusing! Thanks!! - Dan Lear

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jessyratfink made it!7 months ago

This was super easy! I made one in a couple minutes and then we attempted to have our pets try it on. :D

Left: Luna - she was not having it.

Middle: Big Dee - "why do you hate me so?"

Right: Roscoe - hoping for treats after tiny paper hat humiliation

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What wonderful pets you have. They look even better with these beautiful hats. My only suggestion is to try using a larger sheet of paper for Roscoe's hat. That way, his hat will better fit his head size.

Yep! Next time I will definitely break out the gigantic drawing paper to make him one. :D

stevenc4 (author)  jessyratfink7 months ago

They're so cute! I think Roscoe deserves the treat!

kitsune20003 months ago
They look like samurai hats
smily711897 months ago

Before, my cute little Mittens had no sense of fashion. Now he is fit for zeh ball! Daddy is proud.

smily711897 months ago

Before, my cute little Mittens had no sense of fashion. Now he is fit for zeh ball! Daddy is proud.

naga sadow7 months ago
Party hats
ocnn7 months ago
Nice
lvhui7 months ago

cute