If you've ever wanted to make a sailor hat quickly and easily, you're in the right place! In this blog post, we'll show you how to make a sailor hat in less than five minutes. Whether you want to make one for a costume, for a nautical-themed party, or just for fun, we'll show you step-by-step how to craft sailor hats.

Materials Needed to Learn How To Make a Sailor Hat

If you're looking to make a sailor hat in less than five minutes, you'll need just a few items. All of these materials can be found at any craft store:

  • One sheet of 12-by-18-inch-thick cardboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • One piece of 12-by-18-inch blue fabric
  • Two pieces of 8-by-8-inch white fabric
  • 2 inches of cord or ribbon
  • 2 strips of paper (any color)

Once you have these items, you're ready to start creating your sailor hat.

Step One

Gather the materials you will need to learn how to make a sailor hat. You will need a piece of card stock, scissors, a ruler, and a stapler. Cut out a rectangle from the card stock that measures 8 inches by 6 inches.

Fold the rectangle in half so that the shorter ends meet and press firmly with your fingers. Crease the fold and unfold it. Now, fold the corners of the rectangle inward along the crease. Unfold the rectangle.

Using the ruler, measure one inch from the edge of each corner of the rectangle. With the ruler, draw a line from each of the four corners at one inch to the crease in the middle of the rectangle. Cut along these lines. Your paper should now look like a pointed triangle with four flaps.

Step Two

Now you are ready to take your fabric and start to shape the brim of your hat. Begin by folding the fabric in half length-wise, making sure the patterned side is facing inward. Take your fabric scissors and cut the edges of the fabric in a curving motion, so that the brim of the hat will be round. Once you have finished cutting the edges, unfold the fabric and your brim should now have a round shape.

Step Three

Begin to shape the sailor hat by rolling up the sides and pinning them together with a few safety pins. Be sure to roll the sides of the sailor hat inwards so that it begins to form a dome-like shape on the top. You can also use a hot iron or steam to help shape the sailor hat if desired. Once you have achieved the desired shape, use a few more safety pins to secure the sides together.

Step Four

Now it's time to attach the two pieces of fabric together. Take your needle and thread and begin sewing along the edge of the hat. When you come to a corner, make sure to take your time to reinforce the stitching. This will help to ensure that the hat keeps its shape. Continue stitching along the edges of the hat until all four sides are connected. Once the entire edge is sewn, you can tie off the thread and cut any excess material away.


Step Five

The fifth step in understanding how to make a sailor hat is to make the brim. To do this, you'll need two strips of white fabric or ribbon that are long enough to go around the hat. Measure your strips to the circumference of the hat and cut them to size.

Next, you'll need to attach the strips to the hat. You can do this by either hand-sewing them on or using a glue gun. If you're using a glue gun, be sure to make sure all the edges of the brim are secure and the strips are firmly attached.

Now it's time to finish the look of your sailor hat. Make a bow by taking one of the strips of fabric or ribbon and tying it into a bow on the front of the hat. This will give it a classic nautical feel and complete your sailor hat look. Finally, put your sailor hat on and adjust it to fit your head. You can do this by pulling on the sides of the brim until it fits snugly and securely on your head. Now you have a sailor hat that you can wear proudly.

Step Six

Once all the pleats have been tucked and pinned into place, you can now add a finishing touch to your sailor hat. Use some craft glue to attach a rope or band around the base of the hat. This rope or band is called a "cord" and will help secure the hat onto your head. You can also use a glue gun to secure any loose pleats or fabric that may be sticking out. Once the glue has dried, your sailor hat is now complete.

With these tips, you'll be ready to set sail in style!

June 03, 2023 — Bryan

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