DIY: Elphoba Witch Hat

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Witch Hat DIY CostumeIf you're looking for an easy homemade costume to make for your kid on Halloween, how about Elphoba? Elphoba (EL~fa~buh) was the real name of the Wicked Witch of the West, according to the musical, Wicked. I used her as the inspiration for this Witch Hat to reflect her softer, misunderstood side. This free witch hat pattern will fit any child from ages 3 – 8.

Supplies:

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Supplies


Instructions:

Step 1: Begin by printing the pattern and tape together at the marked points.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 1

Step 2: Using your scissors, cut out the pattern.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 2

Step 3: Use the pattern pieces as a guide: trace the pattern pieces onto the felt and cut out the felt pieces so you have two brim pieces nad a cone piece, as shown below:

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 3

Step 4: Sew the cone piece down the side with a 1/4-inch seam.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 4

Step 5: Sew the two brim pieces together, around the entire outer edge using a 1/8-inch seam.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 5

Step 6: Place the brim and the cone together and secure with pins. 

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 6

Step 7: Sew around the entire opening of the hat with a 1/4-inch seam.

Step 8: When you cut out your brims on the fold, you were left with a nice circle. We're going to use those circles to make florets for the hat.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 8

Step 9: Begin making the florets byby cutting around the outer edge in a spiral pattern from the outside of the circle working toward the inside.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 9

Step 10: Swirl the patern around with your scissors until you reach the middle.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 10

Step 11: Once you finish cutting, starting with the outer cut edge, roll the felt with your fingers. Continue rolling, keeping the bottom flat so have a short, wide cylinder. Once you get to the end, place some hot glue on the bottom of the cylinder. Press the small flap onto the glued bottom and secure shut

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 11

Step 12:  Make nine florets. You will need to use one of the original circles as a pattern to cut out 7 more florets.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 12

Step 13: Place a generous amount of glue on the bottom of each florette and glue each floret to the base of the hat, covering the seam.

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Step 13

Happy Halloween!

Witch Hat DIY Costume - Final

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