A conductor hat is a hat worn by the conductor of a train. Traditionally, it features a square top and a deep front brim. The brim of the conductor hat is about as deep as the crown is high, or about 3 to 4 inches. Though usually made of cloth, you can make your own conductor hat out of newspaper.
Things You'll Need
- 2 sheets of newspaper
- 1 roll of toilet paper
- Transparent tape
Place 1 sheet of newspaper at an angle on top of the wearer's head. Place the other sheet at an angle over the first, so as to form an "X."
Mold the newspaper to the shape of the wearer's head by pressing down on the sheets of newspaper. Tape all around the newspaper at about the level of the wearer's ears; this will hold the rough shape of the conductor hat.
Place the conductor hat on the top of a roll of toilet paper. Press the top of the hat down onto the top of the toilet paper roll so it becomes flat just like the top of the roll. Further mold the shape of the hat to the approximate shape of the toilet paper roll.
Cut off the bottoms of both sheets of newspaper about halfway down the roll of toilet paper. Cut only on the back and the sides. Leave the front in place. You should be left with a large flap in the front of the conductor hat.
Draw a semicircle on the flap. The rounded end of the semicircle should extend out about 3 or 4 inches from the hat itself, or to a depth about equal to the height of the hat.
Cut along the lines of the semicircle. Discard the extra newspaper and fold the flap up so it sticks straight out in front of the hat.
Tips & Warnings
- Make your conductor hat any color you wish. Add your favorite designs or possibly stars and sequins. You can even use colored paper instead of newspaper.
- If the brim of the conductor hat seems too thin, try folding over the flip once or twice before drawing the semicircle on it. This will build up the flap. You can tape the layers together.
- Photo Credit http://www.klnl.org/yetmore/hat_mkt.jpg
How to Make an Engineer's Hat Out of Paper
Something as simple as paper can provide you and your child with hours of entertainment, including the ability to make an engineer's...
How to Make a Railroad Engineer's Costume
Travel back in time to an era where locomotives were the only way to cross the country with a railroad engineer costume....
How to Make Hats
A lot of people say that you have to wear many hats in society today. Isn't it lucky that there are so...
How to Make a Paper Top Hat
Top hats are tall hats with a high cylindrical crown. At first used for ordinary wear, they later became symbols of elegance....
How to Make a Railroad Conductor Hat
A railroad conductor cap is a fun accessory. Whether you want to wear a railroad conductor cap for a theme party or...
How to Make a Train Costume From a Box
If you or someone you know loves trains, why not dress as one for Halloween or your next costume party? This is...
How to Make a Paper Baseball Hat
Paper you'll need to make a paper baseball hat and how to assemble the hat; learn this and more in this free...