How to make a tiny tophat (in excruciating detail).
What you will need: top hat pattern (click to download pdf), black poster board, scissors, manicure scissors ( for trimming the little curved bits), elmer’s glue, floral tape, large paper clips, a light color pencil, a dowel or something for curling the poster board and black glitter.
Trace the 3 pattern pieces onto the black poster board and cut them out. I use a large paintbrush handle to curl all the pieces a little as shown below. I feel this step is key to your success as a tiny tophat maker. Next, overlap the edges of the cylinder about a 1/4″, glue, and clamp with a paperclip.
When the cylinder is dry trim off any extra bits you might have so the bottom and top edges are pretty smooth, apply glue liberally to the top and bottom edges and place the brim and top. I use floral tape to hold it all together while it dries.
When the glue has dried trim off any excess on the top and brim and shape and smooth the brim with your fingers. Use the exacto knife to poke a hole in the bottom and then insert the little scissors to cut the opening.
Paint it quickly and completely with elmer’s glue, give it a roll or shake in the glitter, leave it to dry and brush off the excess glitter with a stiff paint brush or old toothbrush. Finished!
Hello tiny tophat!
Hi, I love your tiny tophat on your lg thumb.
I love the tiny top hat! Thank you for sharing how to do it.
So cute! The top hat is adorable 😉
I’ll try it! It would be nice for one of my mushrooms…”lord mushroom”, why not?
Thank you! I love the black glitter. I need some of that.
Holy Cow! So that’s how you make your adorable accessories – that must take forever! Thanks!
Great tutorial Ann! Thank you for sharing!
Very cute your tophat!! I really love your work and your creative universe (excuse my english, I’m french)
That is too cute! Thank you for the tutorial!
so cute! i’m tempted to make a pair for my cats, just for a quick little photo of dapper cuteness, but just thinking of it earned me the most frightful glare from mr. victor…!
Ann, That is a great looking hat! If you did a bowler too you could have Jeeves and Wooster thumbs. Great work.
Muchas gracias por mostrarnos los secretos de tu trabajo!
thanks, Ann. These are very, very fun and look like they will make a perfect after school craft today on a rainy day in Charlotte! lynn-anne
the pretty hats, they so nice for me, i try to make one?
That is DARLING! Perfect for some glittery Halloween pieces I have in my head. I’ll be linking to this.
That is so very darling!
sweet and sparkly! thanks!
orales q divertido hacer estas cosas tu me ayudaste mucho ah hacerloo me siento muy onrrada! estoy contenta orales contentisima haque me tengo q ir vino mi novio el conde! chau!
so cute! im tempted to make a pair for my cats, just for a quick little photo of dapper cuteness, but just thinking of it earned me the most frightful glare from mr. victor ! t love you girs uff
What a clever idea. It will certanily add some class to our thumb wars! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the tutorial. What a pretty and simple.
Delightful as ever!
Beyond cute! I need these for my tiny crocheted bears.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Loved the tutorial! Be cute with 2010 on the hat for new years!
J’adore regarder vos créations, c’est un grand plaisir , merci !
Just the pattern my daughter and I needed!!! We plan on having a small snowman Christmas tree and she wants top hat as the tree topper. Thanks so much for your generosity! I know it takes lots of time to prepare step-by-step instructions. All the best to you in the new year!