A couple years ago we made a pilgrim hat from felt and it was such a hit! I loved seeing everyone’s pictures on Thanksgiving with their kiddos in the felt hats. This year, I thought we’d adapt it a bit and our Say Yes crafting genius, Gaby, came up with this idea to make a pilgrim hat from a thin kitchen towel (or tea cloth). It’s still no-sew!
Step 1: Through the short length hem, cut a small hole on each side and thread the safety pin attached to the thin ribbon through to the other side.
Thread it all the way through and cinch.
Step 2: Cut off a good portion of the other side. The amount you cut off will depend on the size the the hat. Ours was for a elementary school aged child, and we cut off about 8 inches. You can measure and then decide where to cut, keeping in min that you’ll fold it up twice. You can always cut more after the next step, so be conservative at first.
Step 3: Now fold twice to make the wide hem rim of the pilgrim hat.
It should look like this
Step 4: With Fabri-Tac or Stitch Witchery, attach and ribbon on each side of the brim. No need to adhere all the way around. Just the edge with the ribbon will be fine!
Ta-da! Bring on the turkey and pie!