How to Make a Floppy Scarecrow Hat

By Courtney Clark
How to Make a Floppy Scarecrow Hat
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Besides the straw sticking out of the clothes, a floppy hat is what makes a scarecrow a scarecrow. Whether for a scarecrow costume, a garden scarecrow or a decorative Halloween scarecrow, the floppy burlap hat is essential. Unfortunately, floppy burlap hats are hard to come by in stores and online. However, floppy hats are quite simple to make. With basic sewing skills, some common sewing supplies, and a little bit of time, anyone can make a great floppy scarecrow hat at home.

Step 1

four triangles, fabric, the circumference, the scarecrow's head
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Cut out four triangles of fabric that are each 7 inches tall and as wide as the circumference of the scarecrow's head divided by four.

Step 2

all four triangles, side, the base, the hat
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Sew all four triangles together, side by side. This will form the base of the hat.

Step 3

a circle, fabric, 24 inches, diameter
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Cut out a circle of fabric that is 24 inches in diameter. Cut out the middle of the circle so that the inside is just as big as the circumference of the base of the hat. This will form the hat's brim.

Step 4

the inside, the hat brim, the bottom, the hat base
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Sew the inside of the hat brim to the bottom of the hat base. Hem the brim of the hat.

Step 5

the seams, the hat, right side
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Iron the seams and turn the hat right side out.

About the Author

Courtney Clark studied English, creative writing, film and history at Southern Virginia University from 2005 through 2008, earning a Bachelor of Arts. During her time at SVU, Clark participated in the English Honors Society and the university's film club.