How to Make a Chef Hat Pattern

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Things You'll Need

  • Craft paper or alternative
  • Compass circle tool
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Printer paper
  • Glue
  • 6x9 envelope

A simple chef hat pattern only needs two pattern pieces, plus instructions. There are a number of materials from which you can make sewing patterns, such as brown craft paper, parchment paper or muslin fabric. Newspaper is another material that can be used for a pattern, although the black ink can sometimes rub off on fabric. Manufactured patterns are generally made from a thin tissue paper, but it doesn’t hold up well over many uses.

Draw a 30-inch-wide circle onto the craft paper, using the compass. Cut the circle out. If your paper is not wide enough, cut two circles and tape them together. This is the top of the chef hat.

Draw and cut out a strip, 8 inches wide and 26 inches long, on the craft paper. This is the band of the chef hat that fits around the head at forehead level.

Write and print the instructions for making the chef hat (see Resources).

Print a front label for the pattern envelope. It should be approximately 5 inches wide and 7 inches long. Print “Chef Hat” at the top, plus any other information you would like on it. Use craft glue to paste it on the front of the envelope.

Fold the pattern pieces and the instructions sheet and place them in the envelope.


  • You can make the chef hat and take a photo of it. Scan it to print on your envelope label.