Beginners Corner - Make a Miniature 1/12th Scale Hat

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21 April 2012
imports_HAC_springhatbycarolclarke_29988.jpg Spring Hatby Carol Clarke
Make a colourful spring hat perfect for all occasions, or make lots of them to fill a dolls house shop. ...
Beginners Corner - Make a Miniature 1/12th Scale Hat Images

You will need

  • Patterned or plain meadium weight card
  • Circular hole punches
  • Glue
  • Lace
  • Narrow Braid
  • Flowers
  • Hat stand


Step 1

  • Using a yellow patterned card by Papermania.
  • Cut 2 x 37 mm circles from the patterned card.
  • Glue these together so the pattern is on both sides



Step 2

  • Cut or punch a 16 mm diameter hole in the centre of the larger piece.
  • This makes the top of the crown of the hat.


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Step 3

  • Cut a 1/2" strip from the card.
  • Curl it cound to create a cylinder that will fit into the hole in the brim.
  • Glue the ends together.
  • Run a line of glue around the inner circle of the brim and fix the cylinder inside.
  • Allow to dry thoroughly.
  • Run a fine line of glue around the top and fix the small circle shape on top.



Step 4

  • Add lace around the underside of the brim.
  • Add braid around the upper edge to hide the paper edges.
  • Add braid around the top circle to cover these edges too.
  • Add a fold of ribbon to the brim so it hangs down over the edge - chevron the ends neatly.
  • Add a selection of roses to the brim or any other decoration you like.
  • Display the hat on a hatstand.



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