DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat

Comments (33)
  1. Daouda says:

    This is the best tutorial I’ve seen! I love Alice in Wonderland anything! Thanks for this.

  2. Ariane says:

    Hey, thanks for the tutorial, saved me lots of money, not to buy a hat.
    But I’ve got one question, how did you manage that the velvet sticks to the hat itself?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Ariane, Lots and lots of duck tape! I still have that hat and it’s holding up great!

  3. LK NoAlcoholiResign says:

    I tried making it – what a wonderful Top Hat!!! so pretty and so grand!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thant fantastic!! I’d love to see a picture! If you’d like, post it on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DIYInspired

  4. Nicola says:

    hey I love this hat and have made it myself, just wondering how you got the wire with the buttons to stay on the hat, having some trouble with it.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Nicola,

      So glad you tried it! Try a little hot glue behind the scarf.

  5. Khalia says:

    Hi, how much of the fabric did you use? Did you use 1 yard?

    I’m making multiple hats in different colors and im actually also making a card holder so im going to put a slit on the top of the hat and make the bottom of the hat be able to re-open.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Great idea, Khalia! I think it was about a yard. Maybe a little less. It helped that it was velvet because it stretches so easily. I’d love to see pictures of your project! Feel free to email me if you want or even post them on my Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/diyinspired or dwulf@diyinspired.com

  6. angel wilding says:

    brilliant make im making a few of these to put on a shelf not the same colour of course but always wondered how u make them and thought it would tuurn out rubbish the slits help alot in the card to position everything its really easy to make:) ty ever so much xx

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      You are welcome! I’m so glad you like the tutorial!

  7. Michelle says:

    What did you do with the fabric at the bottom?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      To attach it to the bottom of the hat? I duct taped it! 🙂

  8. Volo says:

    Like you, I spend all year looking for inspiration and instructions to make my next costume possible…this hat looks amazing, yet completely “do-able”! But how did you keep it from falling off your head? Some kind of headband? Attached how? Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks, Volo! It’s stays on great! When you are making it and cutting the cardboard for the ring, just keep trying it on to make sure it will fit snugly. BUT make sure to leave room for the fabric. It will fit perfectly and you won’t need to worry about it falling off!

  9. Anne-Marie says:

    I’m in the process of making this for my Alice in Wonderland themed 30th Birthday party.
    I tried following a few other tutorials on how to make this hat, but this one most definitely made the most sense and the steps were clear and easy to follow. I’ve just got to cover with fabric now so that’s a job for next weekend!
    Thanks for a great tutorial!!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Oh my gosh! I am so excited to hear that!! Thanks so much. Have fun at the parties and send a picture! I’d love to see it.

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