Monday, April 23, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Hats

In my posting on the World Series Trophy Hat last week, I had mentioned posting about my St. Patrick's Day hats.

I made these using red plastic cups and old CDs.

  • scissors
  • hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • plastic cups
  • cardboard
  • old CDs (or more cardboard if you can cut nice circles)
  • felt
  • ribbons/tulle/feathers/flair
  • pipe cleaner
  • headband

 I cut off the top of the cup and glued on a piece of cardboard, then covered with felt.  I used old CDs (yeah, someone has Tax Cut 2007 and I know there was an old copy of Deus Ex in the mix too) because I am not great at cutting perfect circles and I was making several hats.  I melted a few holes in the CD to feed the pipe cleaners through for attaching to the headbands and then covered with felt also. I tried various felts and glitter craft foam.  The plain old felt worked the best.  The bottom portion of the cup is what I glued to the base so that the top of the hat was a little larger.  I thought this gave a whimsical look.

 Then you can decorate with various ribbons, tulle, feathers, etc.  I made 7 of these for our group to wear in Dogtown for St. Patrick's Day and they were all a little different.

 I wore mine with the decoration toward the back, but they can be worn either way.

It is going to seem that all I do is make crazy hats, but I am probably going to put another hat posting up in a week or so for making a big Kentucky Derby Hat.


  1. Craves, Caves, & GravesApril 26, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    HA! I had no idea these were red cups and CDs. brilliant.

  2. Brain Blobs and Verbal VomitApril 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM


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