How’s that lovely head of yours doing? Is it bare and cold? Maybe it looks sad and boring because there isn’t a decorative accessory gracing it. But have no fear, because it’s National Hat Day on January the 15th and we’ve collected the best 11 Creative Hat Crafts just for you.
While there is no known origin of how National Hat Day came to be celebrated, the Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. If you’re short of ideas for what type of hats to wear, check out these simple but fabulous DIY Hat Craft posts. Bring hats back in style!
11 Creative Hat Crafts for National Hat Day
Don’t recycle those newspapers yet! Turn them into beautiful hats for a play date, tea party or everyday dress-up, as shown in Maya Made. Kids and grownups will both have a great time gathering flowers and creating instant and custom made hats.
Every kid has his or her favorite Seuss books, and nearly all of them include Cat in the Hat! Here is a cute Cupcake Liner Cat in the Hat Craft from I Heart Crafty Things to make after reading your kids’ favorite Dr. Seuss book.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day next month, let’s make a crown of hearts themed hat. This toddler friendly craft from Tot Treasures is tons of fun to make and even more fun to wear around!
This easy-to-make Dinosaur themed hat from Crafty Morning is just the thing you need for a quick costume for Dinosaur week, or if you are thinking of a great kids craft project that they can make themselves!
Let your little one be the chief of your tribe for the day! This craft from Busy Bee Kids Crafts is really simple to make and requires only basic supplies.
Create a cone-shaped clown hat with its own a mop of colorful curly hair. This fun craft from First Palette is great for a birthday party or imaginative play.
Use this cute template from Craft Passions to make an adorable, ever-popular minion hat. There are also instructions to make a minion goggles mask so you have a full minion costume!
These Styrofoam cup hats from Sassy Bags and Rags are super simple and easy to assemble. A great way to teach kids about using recycled materials.
There are so many things you can make with papier mache, and a giant hat is one of them! Buggy and Buddy show us how to make a huge paper mache hat, that is fun to creatively decorate and perfect for make believe play.
These adorable little hair accessories start with two recycled items. Can you guess what they are? These tiny, cute hats from Mark Montano are perfect not only to wear but also for dolls
This DIY Chef Hat from PBS is extremely versatile! It’s perfect for a baking party, pizza party, or any kind of cooking party! It’s also great for pretend play!
Did You Know?
- Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion.
- In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status.
- In the military, hats may denote ones nationality, branch of service, rank and/or regiment.
- A Thebes tomb painting depicts one of the first pictorials of a hat . The painting shows a man wearing a conical straw hat.
- Structured hats for women began to be worn in the late 16th century.
- Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. The term “milliner” derived from the city of Milan, Italy. The best quality hats were made in Milan in the 18th century.
- Millinery began as traditionally a woman’s occupation, as the milliner not only created hats and bonnets but also chose lace, trim and accessories to complete an outfit.
- In the middle of the 1920′s, to replace the bonnets and wide brimmed hats, women began to wear smaller hats that hugged their heads.
Some commonly used Hat Idioms:
- Throw hat in the ring
- At the drop of a hat
- I take my hat off to
- A hat trick
- Wear more than one hat
If you ever thought hats were boring, bet you’ve changed your mind after seeing all these crafts! So get together and get hat crafting together!!