Introduction: Origami Hat for Pets

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


  • 1 piece of 8 1/2" x 11" paper
  • 1 stapler (with at least 2 staples)
  • 1 rubber band

Step 1: ​Fold the Top-right Corner of the Paper Down As Shown in the Image.

Step 2: Fold the Bottom Strip Up to Form a Crease Along Which You Can Tear.

Step 3: Tear Along the Fold. You May Want to Fold the Flap Back and Forth Until It Becomes Easier to Rip.

Step 4: Keep the Square Piece of Paper. You May Discard the Rest.

Step 5: If Your Paper Is Not Already in a Triangle Form, Fold Along the Existing Crease to Make a Triangle.

Step 6: Fold One Corner From the Solid Side to the Point of the Open Side.

Step 7: Repeat With the Other Corner.

Step 8: Fold the Flaps Up From the Creased Side to the Tip of the Open Side.

Step 9: Your Hat Should Look Like This:

Step 10: Fold the Corners Out As Shown Below.

Step 11: Your Origami Should Look Like This:

Step 12: Fold One of the Flaps From the Bottom Up So the Tip Is Near the Middle of the Upper Triangle.

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.

Step 14: Flip Over and Repeat Steps 12 and 13.

Step 15: Open the Hat and Re-fold It So That the Lower Left Tip Is on Top of the Lower Right Tip.

Step 16: Your Hat Should Now Look Like This:

Step 17: Fold Up the Bottom Corner. This Will Cover Up the Staple That Will Hold the Rubber Band in Place.

Step 18: Flip Over Your Hat, Repeating on the Reverse Side.

Step 19: Open Your Hat Again. It Should Look Like This:

Step 20: Hold the Rubber Band on the Inside of the Side of Your Hat As Shown in the Image.

Step 21: Staple the Rubber Band So That the Staple Can Be Covered Up by the Flap on the Side of the Hat.

Step 22: Repeat on the Other Side.

Step 23: You Can Place Your Hat on One of Your Pets or Use It As a Decoration.

Step 24: Enjoy!


peardrop made it! (author)2015-02-14

Love the design! Mandrake's not so sure...

BearMan705 made it! (author)2014-03-22

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

jessyratfink made it! (author)2014-03-05

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

hsojnagorb (author)jessyratfink2014-03-05

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.

jessyratfink (author)hsojnagorb2014-03-05

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

stevenc4 (author)jessyratfink2014-03-05

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

AndrewN116 (author)2016-11-11

I don't have any pets but I am balding so I'm going to make one for myself!

Diviboo123 made it! (author)2016-04-16

That was fun and... I made it!!!!

imolafandilikewarmhugs (author)2016-01-23

i didn't do the rubber band part, but my pet stuffed animal really loves it! thanks!


making bigger hats 4 my friends 4 their birthday. can't wait 2 c their faces

smily71189 (author)2014-03-07

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


yay mittens

EgorV (author)2015-10-01

Does not work. Cat refuses to cooperate.



lovetaylorswift (author)2015-03-22

I made it!!!!!! So cute! I put it on my guinea pig and she looked so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great instructable!!!!

nancyjohns (author)2015-03-10

This is what it is supposed to be used for:

KilbeyTheSpaceBunny (author)2014-06-29

They look like samurai hats

smily71189 (author)2014-03-07

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

naga sadow (author)2014-03-05

Party hats

ocnn (author)2014-03-05


lvhui (author)2014-03-05