Today, I’m going to teach you how to make your own witch hat pattern in any size!
Let’s get to it.
matching thread & sewing machine, sewing essentials…
paper to make a pattern on (computer paper taped together or freezer paper works great)
pencil and chalk
paper and fabric scissors
First, measure your head around your forehead.
Add about 1/2 inch to 1 inch of ease depending on how low you want your hat to sit on your forehead.
This is your head circumference.
*My head circumference is 23 1/4 inches (I added 1/2 inch).
Second, decide how wide you want the total width of your hat.
This is your brim diameter.
*I made my brim diameter 19 inches.
CREATE BRIM PATTERN
To start, you need your head diameter.
You can determine this number using this formula:
head diameter x pi = head circumference
In my case:
diameter x pi = 23 1/4 inches
or 23.25/pi = 7 2/5 inches = head diameter
On pieced together computer paper or some freezer paper, draw out a circle with your desired brim diameter.
From that brim circle, cut a hole out of the exact center, using your head diameter and head circumference measurement.
Tada! You have a brim pattern.
CREATE CONE PATTERN
First, decide how tall you want your hat. I decided to make mine 11.5 inches tall.
Then, determine the radius of your head measurement. To get this, you simply divide the head diameter in half.
radius = diameter/2
My head radius = 3.7 inches
ASSEMBLE WITCH HAT
Need more costume inspiration? Check out the other great costume tutorials being shared for Andrea Pannell’s Handmade Costume Series HERE.