How to Make a "Wayne's World" Hat

By Anne Baley
Blank baseball caps offer a wearable canvas for crafters.

If you immediately start head banging when “Bohemian Rhapsody” comes on the radio, you’re probably a fan of the movie “Wayne’s World.” This comedy about Wayne, his buddy Garth and their adventures spawned countless movie quotes and some one-of-a-kind fashion statements. Make your own version of Wayne’s logo baseball hat for a Halloween costume or just as an homage to a classic 90s comedy.

Cut out the letters from your stencil set to spell out the word “Wayne’s.” Place the letters all in a line on the table in front of you and tape them together using small bits of masking tape.

Cut out the stencil letters for the word “World” except for the letter “O.” Place a globe stencil in the line of letters in the place of the letter “O.” Tape all these letters together using masking tape.

Tape both lines of letters to the front of a black baseball cap. Use enough tape around the stencils to hold them snugly against the surface of the hat.

Fill in the stencil spaces using a white paint pen. Draw on the cap just like if you were using a marker. Allow the paint to dry for at least 1 hour, or until it’s completely dry. Check the marker package for the exact time it needs for drying. Remove the stencils from the hat after the letters are dry.

Curve the brim of the hat and stick it into a large glass. Stand the glass up with the hat brim inside and allow it to sit overnight. This will produce the authentic “Wayne” curve to the brim of the hat.

Tip

If you can't find a globe stencil, try making one out of freezer paper. Or print out a globe from the web on sticker paper.

Use a temporary spray adhesive on the stencil in addition to the tape to ensure it doesn't move when you're painting on the hat.

About the Author

Working in sunny Florida, Anne Baley has been writing professionally since 2009. Her home and lifestyle articles have been seen on Coldwell Banker and Gardening Know How. Baley has published a series of books teaching how to live a frugal life with style and panache.