Today I am happy to share with you an easy to make craft for your doll in time for Thanksgiving.  As some of you have asked I have made this craft out of both paper , fun foam and felt and the results are both wonderful!

How to make a pilgrim hat for dolls

To make your own hat you will need:

  • Black construction paper or fun foam
  • Orange or Yellow paper or fun foam
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • a pencil
  • a rectangle  piece of paper that measures 3 inches by 4 inches
  • a side plate to trace (small salad plate or lunch size)

First you will need to turn your plate upside down on the black paper or fun foam and trace it.

Cut out the circle and cut out a rectangle 3 inches by 4 inches to be a pattern for the top of the hat.

Once you have traced your rectangle onto the paper poke your pencil through the top line as shown and cut along the top, then 2.5 inches down. DO NOT CUT OUT THE RECTANGLE COMPLETELY.

make a thanksgiving pilgrim hat for dolls

Next cut out the orange and the black squares to make the buckle for your hat and glue them to each other and into place.

Try the hat on your doll you will likely need to trim a small amount more to have the hat fit on your doll.

Then your doll is ready to enjoy her thanksgiving feast!


Stop by next week for another fun craft. Happy Thanksgiving!