How to Make a Hat Umbrella

An umbrella hat is a traditional baseball cap with an umbrella topper attached to it. Hats like this can be worn when out in the sun to keep you shaded, or just as a gag with friends. If you're looking for an umbrella hat of your own, consider making one yourself. You'll just need a few basic materials and tools, and making this item yourself can save costs over purchasing an umbrella hat from a specialty store.

Things You'll Need

  • Small umbrella

  • Miter saw

  • Sandpaper

  • Hat

  • Pen

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue gun

  • Masking tape

Step 1

Find a small umbrella, one meant for a child to use, as a larger umbrella will be difficult to support on the hat.

Step 2

Cut most of the handle off the umbrella using a miter saw. Leave only about 6 inches of the handle.

Step 3

Smooth down the cut end of the umbrella handle with a fine-grit sandpaper.

Step 4

Place the end of the umbrella handle at the top center of the baseball hat. Trace the outline of the handle onto the hat with a pen.

Step 5

Cut out the traced circle so you have a hole at the center of the hat.

Step 6

Push the handle of the umbrella through the hole in the hat, so that just 1/4 inch of the handle is on the underside of the hat. Place a line of hot glue along the edge of the hole and hold the umbrella in place until the glue dries.

Step 7

Reinforce the umbrella in place by placing strips of masking tape around the handle at the top and bottom. Place a square of tape under the end of the handle so that your scalp won't get scratched when you're wearing the hat.