Witch costume: make a witch’s hat

Witch costume: make a witch’s hat

Bargain shops are full to bursting with el cheapo, same-same witchy dress ups. It’s so much more impressive and original to make your own, and it doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. This witch’s hat with its jazzy buckle detail is worth the extra effort, and is the crowning glory on any witch’s costume.

What you need:

  • 2 x large A3 sheets of black cardboard
  • 1 x small sheet of yellow cardboard or construction paper
  • A strip of black felt or fabric about 5cm x 50cm
  • Pencil
  • Craft glue
  • Stapler
  • A large saucepan lid or plate to use as a circle template

Number of players:


Check out our simple guide to making a witch hat.

Make the pointy cone out of one of your A3 sheets.  Do this by rolling it into a pointed cone shape until the base of it is about right to fit your child’s head. There will be bits overlapping at the bottom.

Trim around the bottom edge so that it is flat and the cone sits upright on the table.

Glue the cone into its shape. Staple it or use stickytape to keep it together while the glue dries.

Use the bottom edge of the cone to make a template for the brim. Place it on the second piece of black card and trace around it.

Now you are going to make fold out fringes along the bottom edge of the cone. This will be an edge to stick the hat brim to.  Cut small slits all along the bottom edge, like a fringe, each one about two centimetres. Then fold out the fringes to sit perpendicular to the cone.

Put the brim over the pointy end of the cone until it meets the fringed edge. Glue it in place.

Now you can make a belt for your witch’s hat using the black felt or any black strip of fabric. Put it around the bottom edge of the cone,  just above the brim.  Glue or staple it in place.

Cut a yellow square shaped ‘buckle’ out of your yellow card. Stick it on to the hat belt.

Now you have a truly original and very smart witch’s hat. So much better than those cheap nylon ones everyone else will have.

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