How to Make a Pilgrim Hat

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to have fun and get creative. With very few materials and just a few minutes, you can make your own Pilgrim hat [source: Activity Village]. Read the steps listed below and learn about how you can make old-fashioned headwear to go with your Pilgrim outfit.

Here's what you'll need:


  • 1 piece of black paper, 12 inches-by-12 inches (30 centimeters-by-30 centimeters)
  • 1 piece of black paper, 4 inches-by-18 inches (10 centimeters-by-46 centimeters)
  • 1 piece of yellow paper, 2 inches-by-2 inches (5 centimeters-by-5 centimeters)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Here's what to do:

  1. Measure a 3-inch (8-centimeter) wide ring, with your ruler, on the 12 inch-by-12 inch (30 centimeter-by-30 centimeter) black piece of paper. Mark the ring with a pencil.
  2. Cut out the ring with your scissors. This will be the brim of the hat.
  3. Make a tube with the 4 inch-by-18 inch (10 centimeter-by-46 centimeter) piece of paper by fastening together the two ends of the paper. This will be the body of the hat.
  4. Tape the brim to the body of the hat.
  5. Cut a square out of the center of the yellow piece of paper. This will be the hat's buckle.
  6. Tape the buckle to the crown of the hat [source: Electric Scotland].

Happy Thanksgiving!