How to Fold a Nurse's Hat

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Being able to fold a nurse's hat is a quick way to create a Halloween or work party costume. All it takes is some paper and a few basic steps.

Things You'll Need

  • White paper, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colored paper, if desired
Fold a Nurse's Hat
Fold a Nurse's Hat

Step 1

Attach two pieces of 8 1/2-inch by 11-inch white paper together along the short edge. This can be used for a child- or adult-sized hat.

Step 2

Fold paper in half, having the folded edge at the top.

Step 3

Find the center of the paper; fold the upper-right-hand corner down along the center, leaving about a 2-inch border along the bottom.

Step 4

Repeat with the upper left hand corner. You should end up with a triangle and a 2-inch border along the bottom edge.

Step 5

Fold the tip of the triangle down to meet the edge that was formed by the triangle piece. You should still have a 2-inch border along the bottom edge. You may glue this piece down, if desired.

Step 6

Grabbing the bottom edge of the top layer only, fold up the 2-inch border. Turn the hat over and repeat on the other side.

Step 7

Open the hat, manipulating it gently to shape it and form light creases. Embellish the front, as desired.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Try experimenting with newspaper before hand.
  • Material that has been starched may be used, but it will require light sewing to tack the folds into place.
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