Duct Tape Hat (only Duct Tape!)




now i know many of the duct tape hat instructables have been disappointingly used cardboard. this instructables shows the basic way to create almost any hat out of only duct tape. once you make one duct tape hat you will always know how to make them.

Step 1: The Materials

duct tape
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oh and i almost forgot about duct tape.

now the tools your gonna need (if any you really shouldn't need anything but the tape) is scissors

Step 2: The Headband

now first step is to make a piece of duct tape felt (or duct tape cloth ,duct tape strip etc.) that is as long as the circumference of your head.
an easy way to do this is to take a strip of duct tape and fold it on itself the see how far that reaches around your head. then once you have that one to your circumference add strips to the bottom of it until it reaches your ears. before we connect the two ends of felt together cut the felt to the size you deem appropriate for your head. once your satisfied you can tape the two ends together.

Step 3: The Basic Hat

now that we have finished the basic structure of our hat need to add a top to it. first place place your duct tape headband on to the floor in an oval position. now precede to start adding strips of duct tape over the top of the hat until completely covered. now flip the hat over and apply strips of duct tape to the sticky side in side the hat. once completely covered we have finished the basic hat.

Step 4: The Design

Now that the basic hat is completed you start to decide what type of hat you want, I normally like to make wide brimmed hats so this instructable will teach just that. the firs t step to a wide brimmed hat is cutting small 1 inch to 1/2 inch flaps all around the bottom of the hat. Next place the hat on ground so that all of the flaps are flat down on the ground. Next step is a little weird but stay with me. Now hopefully your on a carpet because your going to want to tape the hat to the ground where all the flaps are. Finally remove the hat from the ground careful not to let anything stick together and tape over the sticky parts. Then trim the edges smooth and your wide brimmed hat is complete! Thank you for reading and if you have any suggestions for me please put it in the comment section below this instruction.



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    13 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Add a second function by fixing one strip in the middle, get a duct tape basket! (Well, idea obviously inspired by your pic, nevertheless useful, I think).


    5 years ago on Introduction

    :D This is awesome, since i don't like using hats and just covering them in duct tape. Now I can use ONLY duct tap!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    honestly that was the reason i created this instructable. i was tired of seeing hats that contained cardboard or the worst- another hat. this is just the style i figured out.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I know what you mean. Why would I take a perfectly good boonie hat and cover it w/ duct tape? I could understand a torn one, but unused is just silly.