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How to Make a Simple Pirate Hat
Pirate Hat Craft

Pirate Hat Craft

Sherri Osborn
Follow these directions and the template I provide and discover how easy it is to construct a pirate hat. You can make a more traditional looking, black one like the one shown here, or customize it to fit your personality. To complete your pirate look, don't forget to make an eye patch and even a pretend sword.

  • Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Design the Pirate Hat:

Start out by downloading and printing out the pirate hat template. You can download either the JPG version or PDF version of this template. Right click on your desired version here and then save it to your computer:

Once you have the hat template printed, cut it out. Grab a piece of card stock, construction paper, or craft foam to make your pirate hat. You can use black or choose any other color. Place the template on top of whatever you are going to make the hat out of, and trace around it using a pen or pencil. Cut out your pirate hat.

Now comes the fun part. You can decorate your hat! You can use a variety of craft supplies to personalize your pirate hat. If you want to make one like the one pictured here, you can use this silly skull coloring page as a template. If you want a scarier skull, perhaps this one will do. Print out the coloring page and use it as a pattern to trace the skull and crossbones onto card stock, construction paper, or craft foam. Cut them out and then glue them onto the hat. Let the glue dry before you assemble your hat.

Assemble the Pirate Hat:

Assembling your pirate hat is easy! First you need to cut two strips of paper about 1- to 2-inches wide. staple one end of each strip to the back side of your pirate hat. The short, gray lines on the hat template show you about where you should staple the strip. Now, hold the pirate hat on your forehead so it is sitting where you want to wear it. Have someone else staple the other ends of the two strips together so it forms a headband that fits snugly against your head. You will have to trim the ends of the strips because they will be too long!

Your pirate hat is now ready to wear! Enjoy!

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