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DIY Craft: A Tiny Hat

I'm with the band!

By: Make your cat a marching band hat with this how-to By Adam Ellis


What You’ll Need

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil (or pen)
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun or liquid glue
  • X-Acto Knife 
  • Bone Folder (not necessary but useful)


  1. Start by making a cylinder. Adjust the width and height to your preference, but a marching band hat should be fairly tall. Glue a thin band around the top and bottom.
  2. To form the top of your hat, glue the cylinder down to a piece of paper the same colour as your bands.
  3. Once dry, trim the excess paper. Next, flip the hat over and glue it onto a piece of paper. This can be whatever colour you choose.
  4. Once dry, trim the excess, leaving a half a circle in front for the hat’s brim.

Finishing Touch: Add a feather and a fancy emblem to the front and you’re ready to start your own marching band!

* For more cat hat how-to’s (think the essential Princess Cone, classic Party Hat, Sherlock Cap, Tam-0-Shanter, and so much more), check out Adam Ellis’ awesome book, Tiny Hats on Cats—because every cat deserves to feel fancy!

Not crafty? Check out this Modern Cat approved selection of costumes for (cooperative!) cats.

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