Newspaper Hat(s)!

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Intro: 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!

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    17 Discussions

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    santis308

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sedunn

    8 years ago on Introduction

     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.

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    tyler1201

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    J_SCAP

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    puppetfunk

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    cobie123

    10 years ago on Step 1

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

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    kmpeltier

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Maureen

    11 years ago on Step 6

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

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    mrbob1000

    11 years ago on Introduction

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