How to Build a Paper Robin Hood Hat

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The legend of Robin Hood is so well-known that it would be hard to find anyone unacquainted with it, so the character of Robin Hood is a favorite for costume parties and play year round. The familiar green hat--usually with a jaunty feather in the brim--is key to the costume, and fortunately a relatively effortless hat to construct. Make some for your merry small folk and watch them pass the time away “amongst the greenwood” of your own backyard Sherwood Forest.

Things You'll Need

  • Green construction paper, 12-by-18 inches
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Feather

Fold the paper in half to form a rectangle 9 by 12 inches.

Draw a faintly curved line beginning at one corner of the fold on one short side and ending at the diagonally opposite corner.

Cut out the curve with scissors. If you have cut correctly, you will have a semi-circular shape with a long straight bottom edge when you unfold the paper--like a letter D.

Refold the paper and lay it flat on the table.

Fold up one curved edge so that the overall shape is now triangular--with a straight line from one corner to the other at the bottom of the folded up curve. Press the fold flat.

Turn it over and repeat the process of folding up and pressing the fold on the other side. These make the hat brim.

Open the paper back up and grasping the two ends-- one in each hand--draw the ends together and overlap the edges all the way up from bottom to peak to create the flat back of the hat.

Glue the edges together where they overlap. The hat should come to a point in front and on top.

Fasten a feather inside one upturned edge, grab your bow and arrows and you are all set to play Robin Hood.

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