DIY Mini Top Hat

DIY Mini Top Hat


Hey Crafters, It’s time time to get your Circus Freak on, ’cause we’re making Mini Tophats Alright, let’s get started First cut a piece of 3X12 inch cardstock and adhere the ends together to form a cylinder about this size Then use an old card box or something of the sort And trace out a circle that is just a little bit bigger than your cylinder Cut the circle out very carefully with an Exacto knife or a utility knife, something like that Then use a pair of scissors to trim and bevel the edge a bit Now, use a fast drying glue like a low temperature glue gun and make a circle roughly the size of your cylinder on the circle, and press the two together Then do a round of glue along the connecting edges Now get out a piece of scrap fabric. You’re gonna use the natural roll of the hat piece to glue the fabric on Glue a little bit on the top edge, then press that edge on the fabric Glue a little bit more, and slowly roll it to follow it’s natural roll path You’ll know what I’m talking about when you’re doing it Keep doing this until you reach where you started. You wanna take this step pretty slow, straightening the fabric as you go This is the most important part to make the hat look really good Now you wanna cut the excess side fabric off and trim up the bottom, leaving a couple extra inches to tuck inside Then cut along the top circle Now cut slits in the excess fabric at the bottom so everything tucks in nicely Again, use the glue gun and glue those tabs to the inside, making sure the fabric is nice and taught Trace the top onto another piece of fabric, cut it out and glue it to the top Next, take out your thicker wire and use your hat piece as a guideline as to how big the circle should be. This is going to be your brim Cut the wire and tape the ends together Set the wire ring on top of another piece of fabric and glue little bits over the ring like so, cutting excess fabric off as you go Next, glue a piece of fabric down concealing the wrong side and cut the excess fabric off Now you’re gonna glue bias tape around the top edge of your hat using tacky glue Do the same for the brim of the hat And it’s feather time Sandwich a piece of your thin wire between two feathers with your tacky glue Do this twice more, and twist the ends of all 3 wires together Bend the twisted edge of the wire to fit inside of the hat and glue with the glue gun Cut two parallel slits in the center of the brim piece, and feed your lace through so there’s equal parts coming out of both slits Then you can use your tacky glue to secure the lace at the openings Now squeeze a good amount of hot glue on the inside edge and quickly set it down on the brim piece So the glue will ooze down and fuse the two pieces together a bit Now you can use your tacky glue and glue along that connecting edge. This is gonna make it really strong and secure. While the glue’s still wet, trim with a piece of lace and let dry completely When it’s all finally dry, you wanna let it sit overnight It’s gonna be super sturdy and strong Then you can put on your new fancy hat And ham it up for the camera

100 thoughts on “DIY Mini Top Hat

  1. did this with stretchy fabric…never again. My hat came out like shit! Lol! still a good tutorial, tho. Great job, Corinne ๐Ÿ˜› <3

  2. I had a Alice in wonderland 30th birthday party and I made about 25 these hats for party favors. This is a great tutorial

  3. Hi! I've been making little top hats all day, making it up as I go along and I've been getting in a right state!! haha so glad you have posted such a simple and clear tutorial! Thank you. I just wanted to make something a bit more long lasting as I was wondering if there is another material I could use instead of card..? any suggestions would be thoroughly appreciated! Xx

  4. Followed your video step by step to create a Mini Top Hat for my four year old's "Crazy Hat Day"…….Thanx…..wish I knew how to upload a pic………but anyways……Thanx again!!

  5. i'm gong to sakura con and i at first wanted to do rei hououmaru, but it seems like time + budget won't allow it. so i'm doing a bill cipher cosplay using my old prom dress. thank you for the tutorial, i'm probably gonna use this one for the top hat~ thanks so much.

  6. Great tutorial! Fast and easy. After I made it, it seemed too light and rocked back and forth on my head. I changed out the tie for a thin elastic headband (glued to the bottom of the hat) and added decoration and it's perfect! Made a fascinator for a masquerade fundraiser.

  7. I love this vid but as always I have a request could you make a BILL CIPHER costume from the disney show gravity falls

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  9. Holy crap when I was 12 I tried to make one and watched this video, a thousand years later I'm in love with this channel! wow…

  10. Ok so I've wanted to do this pin for a while but I figured I would have you do it first so because I want u to do this so bad I'm gonna go through every single one of ur videos and comment this pin ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰ so anyway here's the link http://pin.it/P8tbNRa

  11. I didn't expected that your not going to say some bad words or something where's the guy that with you??

  12. Do this diy! http://nz.pinterest.com/pin/479281585320636039/ (SLYTHERINS HIGH FIVE) it's just fucking expensive but I want it so fuckin forgive it out corinne

  13. I made your Mad Hatter hat years ago, and am excited to give this one a try this year for a steam punk villain costume!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. OMG This is soo old i cant believe corinne used to speak like this look at how she speaks now in the new videos, a fuckin glo up right there

  15. Really incredible video tutorial, and much appreciated. Not only are you exceedingly talented in your field, but you're also gifted at teaching others! Thanks again!! and I hope we're lucky enough to see more videos in the future

  16. I'm pretty sure I watched this video in highschool to help with a costume before I ever really knew who they were.

  17. This is the first video I ever saw from you guys. It's a super cute tutorial and the hat itself is adorbs as well. (Needs more trim maybe though LOL)

  18. This is the first threadbanger video I ever saw, love the direction of man vs pin the channel took. One of the only channels Iโ€™ve watched for this long ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I loved THIS….I'm not sure if this would be the size for the Red Hat Society…..do U think the top hat look is Ok for The Red Hat Society or should it be shorter…Any ideas?

  20. I loved THIS….I'm not sure if this would be the size for the Red Hat Society…..do U think the top hat look is Ok for The Red Hat Society or should it be shorter…Any ideas?

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