I love to make hats, and hats for costumes. Hats are probably my favorite part of costuming, in fact. So today I’m bringing you 10 Halloween hats you can make. Bonus: hats are super for dress up. They don’t take up a ton of space and are the crowning glory for any game of make believe.
First, learn how to use buckram (one of my favorite hatmaking materials) and felt to make this Man in the Yellow Hat (Curious George) hat.
Click HERE for the tutorial. This one would also make a great witch’s hat.
Or you could play into the recent Gatsby craze (or maybe a classic newsie look) with this hat and free pattern – also making use of buckram. Click HERE for this tutorial.
Every Halloween there are a horde of princesses in my neighborhood – and I bet these Lace Crowns from Girl, Inspired, would be unique princess toppers.
Or maybe your crown bearer is more of a Wild Thing. If so, this tutorial from Alida Makes is more up your alley.
Another material I really like for hats is heavy weight interfacing. Depending on the hat, fusible or non-fusible might be appropriate. I used non-fusible in this hat (maybe you have an aspiring chef?). Click HERE for the tutorial for this hat.
A final material I love for Halloween hats is fleece. It doesn’t unravel, so it doesn’t have to be hemmed, and it stretches, so it’s great for hats. I used fleece to make this piglet hat, but change the shape of the ears and you could use it to make any kind of animal. Bonus: this tutorial comes with a free pattern. Click HERE for the tutorial.
Or maybe you need a hat for yourself while you accompany your kids trick-or-treating. And you don’t have much time left after sewing up awesome hats for your kids. In that case any of these from Delia Creates might be right up your alley. Click HERE for the tutorials.
I hope those give you some ideas for Halloween costumes! And if not, at least they could be cool dress-up bin additions.