Monday, 14 October 2013

How to: Cut Out Floppy Fedora Hat

I just might have mentioned that I have a liking for hats. Just might have done. This is an idea that I've been thinking of doing for a while, but have only got round to now - mainly because a cut out hat looked like a fiddly thing to do. Actually, I really enjoyed doing this project and especially like the way it has turned out - this was a hat that I hardly wore, so doing this has given it a new lease of life!


 
 
You Will Need:
  • A floppy hat
  • Pencil & Paper
  • Scissors
 First up, decide what you want your cut out shape to be. Draw a few on a sheet of paper to see which you prefer (I've chosen a rather simple heart shape).
 
 

 
Cut out a template of your shape and trace onto the brim of your hat using a pencil. The easiest way to get your spacing consistent is to place your template and draw around it four times so that you have four shapes drawn at the four points of a compass. Then, you can place your template in-between your four points, depending on how many cut outs you want.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don't worry if you change your mind about the placement of your cut outs - I changed my mind and found that I could easily erase my pencil marks with an eraser. Once you are happy, take a pair of scissors and slowly and carefully cut out your shapes.
 


 
Continue all the way around your hat and you are done! If you have any pencil marks still visible, erase them with a rubber.
 
 
 
Experiment with different cut out shapes to get the look you want. As always, let me know if you try this!
 
 


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