How to Make a Policeman Hat Out of Paper

Police hats vary slightly depending on the force.
Police hats vary slightly depending on the force. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Making a police officer's hat is useful for schools, theaters and costume parties. Make police hats on career day or when a police officer comes to talk to the class. If you or your child is having a costume party, add to the costume by making your own police hat. To cut costs on theatrical productions, make your police hats out of paper.

Things You'll Need

  • Flexible measuring tape
  • Construction paper in your choice of color
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue

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Measure the circumference of your head using the flexible measuring tape.

Cut a rectangular band that is 1 1/2 inches high from the construction paper in a color of your choice using scissors. Make the length equal to the width of your head plus 1 inch. Bring the ends of the band together so they overlap by 1/2 inch. Staple the ends together. This is the base of the hat.

Draw half an oval 3 inches in length on construction paper. Add 2 square inches to the end of the oval. Cut out the shape. Fold the shape by the middle of the oval where the 2-inch addition starts.

Glue the oval shape to the rectangular band by gluing the 2-inch part to the band. This is the brim of the hat.

Draw a circle with a diameter that is half your head measurement plus 1 inch and cut out the circle. This will be the top of the hat.

Cut 1-by-1-inch tabs all around the circle and bend down the tabs. Glue the tabs to the inside of the rectangular band.

Print out a police insignia and glue it to the front of the hat above the brim.


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