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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Printable mini Mad Hatter top hat with template

This was a lot more challenging than I initially thought it would be. I wound up having to remake the template because I messed it up the first time not taking into account the thickness of the cardstock.
Score the folds carefully. Cut out all the pieces. The first part you put together is the tube shaped top of the hat. Then glue the top circle into place with the tabs glued on the inside of the tube. Put one of the brim pieces face up over the hat down to the tabs on the bottom of the tube then flip it over and glue down the tabs. Glue the second brim piece over that sandwiching the tabs between the two layers of the brim. Glue the hat band and slip it over the hat, then put the card in the hat band. The plain ones could be decorated with names on the hat bands to make place cards for a tea party, or you could attach elastic cord like the Printable Mini Princess Crowns to wear the hats. If you make several of these, kudos. One was frustrating enough for me! Click on the images for the full sized 100 ppi versions. The finished size is about 3 inches tall and about 5 inches in diameter at the base.

Last picture is one my son thought I should take. The dragon is a little toy my husband won for me at the carnival.
Look for Queen of Hearts mini crowns and tea boxes to match in the next couple of days!


  1. Whoa.. this must have been so much work! I can't even imagine. It looks fantastic! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  2. This is fantastic and so fun!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is just the cutest little Hatter Hat I've ever seen. GREAT JOB and thanks for sharing the pattern:)

  4. Did you use a certain type of paper?I cant imagine how it stays up if its just normal printing paper :/

  5. I just finished making fourteen of these, i used scrapbooking paper. They are a leeeetle flimsy, but I only need them to last a few days. Took forever, but I think it's worth it. I am going to use them as place cards at my daughters alice in wonderland party, and then they will have a competition to see who can keep them on their heads the longest. Thanks for a great printable, even if they are fiddly lol.

  6. What type a glue u use ???

  7. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I am using them during one of my therapeutic sessions. I am thankful for wonderfula and creative people like you who take the time to share your skills with the rest of us. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  8. Muito legal! Vou tentar fazer! Obrigada. Thanks.


  9. I love this I've been looking for a mini hat template for dd birthday shes doing a monster high theme one thing I did alter in your original directions is I have discovered single serving yogurt cups the ones with the round base workes best but I also used retanglure shaped ones as a basis using your template over top I also renfoced the bottom by cut out additional brims from cardboard food box sandwich between the brim pieces also use small circular scraps to re inforce the top of hat. Thanks for sharing your downloads


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