Mini Halloween Top Hat Headband

Halloween Mini  Top Hat Headband

It’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes!! Woohoo!

I am so excited to be participating in Andrea from The Train to Crazy’s Handmade Costume Series again this year!


Since my kids aren’t into wearing costumes anymore, I decided to make a super cute Mini Halloween Top Hat Headband for the series! It’s perfect for adding just a touch of Halloween to your outfit – without going all out.

Halloween Headband

It’s even a no-sew project! (though you can sew it if you feel strongly about that). It would be super cute for a party or to wear to work if you want to show a little Halloween spirit.

Halloween Top Hat

It’s so easy to do – it would be fun for a dress up box too!

Ready for a tutorial?

Here’s your materials list:

  • Sheet of stiff felt (black)
  • Trim for top of hat, bottom of hat, and brim (you only need about 10″ of each of these, except for the eyelet. That’s closer to a yard.)
  • Feather
  • Chiffon flower or something similar
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue
  • Headband
  • Top Hat Pattern

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Start by cutting out your felt hat pieces.

Mini Top Hat Pieces

Glue the top trim all around the edge of the top piece – so the trim overlaps the edge just a bit. Making a huge hot glue mess on the felt is optional, but ok since it will be inside the hat.

Gluing trim to hat

Burning the snot out of your fingers during this tutorial is optional too. Not that I did that or anything.

Make the middle part of the hat by forming the middle section into a circle and overlapping the ends 1/4″. Glue the ends together.
Hot glue the top of the hat to the top of the middle section.

Gluing top of hat

Glue your base trim onto the one piece of the base of the hat the same way you did the top.

adding pom pom trim

Glue the second base piece to the wrong side of this piece, sandwiching the trim between the two layers.
Glue the top part of the hat to the center of the base.

Gluing Top Hat together

Add your trim around the base of the middle section next. I used a wide eyelet trim and covered that with ric rac. I left the ends of the eyelet long for a little tail and overlapped the ric rac in the back.

Lace and Ric rac trim

Glue a fancy button over the place on the back where the trim overlaps.

Button embellishement

Add a little embellishment to the side of your hat. I used a funky polka dot feather and a little chiffon flower. So fun!

flower and feather for top hat

Glue your hat to an elastic or thin headband for wearing. That finishes it off!

Halloween Headband

Halloween Top Hat

Mini Top Hat

Isn’t it silly and awesome?

Make sure you head over to The Train to Crazy to check out the other costumes in the series! They are all so cute!

Linking up at Met Monday, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday, Shabby Creek Cottage, 504 Main, Everything Etsy, The 36th Avenue Party, Block Party, and the other fabulous parties on the party page. Make sure you check them out!



  • Reply September 18, 2013


    Cute. LOL “burn the snot out” optional.

  • Reply September 18, 2013


    Cute hat.

  • Reply September 19, 2013

    Regina Partain

    Bev. This is so cute! Where do you come up with all of your ideas?

  • Reply September 20, 2013

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Super cute!! If only I had girls. But I can totally made one for myself! :)

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