Tutorial: 10 Minute Crazy Hat

by jessicaturner on April 3, 2013

Crazy hat tutorial using a stocking cap + pipe cleaners

A few weeks ago, Elias had crazy hat day at school for Dr. Seuss week.

Monday night I had plans of scrounging up something, but I fell asleep with a migraine at 7:30.

Tuesday morning I had to leave an hour earlier than normal for a work meeting. Matthew said, “can you do something quick to a plain winter hat?”

Why yes, yes I could.

I remembered a box of pipe cleaners that I had in my stash and this silly hat was made in less than 10 minutes.

If I had more time, I would have probably put pipe cleaners around the whole hat. Instead it was sort of a reverse mullet – party in the front, business in the back! :)

To make the hat, I simply pushed about 3/4″ of the pipe cleaner through the stocking hat and then twisted that end to rest of the pipe cleaner, securing it to the hat.

Then I took a pencil and twirled the pipe cleaner around it, making a cute corkscrew.

I repeated the process all over the front of the hat.

Elias was THRILLED with the result. And I was thrilled by how quickly it came together.

Crazy for sure!

Have you ever made a crazy hat?

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

libbywilko April 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

So cute, I love it. Looks like he does too 😃.


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