This DIY witch hat headband makes a great last minute accessory for any Halloween Costume!
Tis the season that you begin to see Ghouls and Goblins, Witches and Wizards, Heros and Villans all dressed up and wandering the streets looking for candy! That’s right! It’s Halloween season!
Our little ones just love dressing up! And best of all, I just love dressing up my little girls. There are so many fun accessories for little girls.
Last year Rose was so little, being only a few weeks old, that we didn’t do too much for her costume. I kept her swaddled up and simply crocheted a Princess Leia Hat to keep her warm.
But this year I want to really dress her up. And not only that, but Miss Jade wants Rose to dress up to match her! Since Jade is going to be a cute little Witch we have to get Rose to match! Which means I need a Witch Hat Headband!
But have you ever tried to keep a regular Witch Hat on a baby? Talk about IMPOSSIBLE!
So I turned to my hair accessory craft supplies and came up with this simple Witch Hat headband. It’s fancy enough to go perfectly with her Witch Costume!
Yet, it is sturdy enough to withstand little one’s hands. As we all know that the Witch Hat headband will be pulled off at least a dozen times.
But having the witch hat headband also means that it will still stay on much longer than a regular witch hat. Which means we can at least snap a few stellar Halloween Costume photos to treasure for years to come before it gets ripped off!
The other great thing I love about a Witch Hat Headband is that it’s universal enough that big sister can wear it too! Or even Mommy (because the girls have convinced me I need to be a witch for Halloween too)!
And if you can distract your little one’s hands with a new toy like an adorable little Witches broom, a trick or treat bucket, or a mini pumpkin, that Witch Hat headband may just stay on through a few houses of Trick or Treating!
So are you ready to begin?
- Black Felt Fabric
- High Heat Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue
- Black headband
- Fabric Scissors
- Small Plate for measuring (I used my Corelle Bread and butter plate 6 1/2″)
- Ikea Bowl for measuring
- Ribbon for embellishment
- Feathers for embellishment
- Jeweled button Embellishments
- Halloween Fabric of choice – Optional (see through lace or tulle type material is best)
For my embellishments, I found a purple gem button at Hobby Lobby. And I had a Green Rosin Cabochon Rose that I used. But you can find all kinds of fun Halloween embellishments on Etsy that you can use instead.
To begin you cut out 3 circles in the black felt fabric. Each one will be a different size.
I used the bread and butter plate upside-down to measure for my first circle.
I used the IKEA bowl upside-down for measuring my second circle.
And then I used the IKEA bowl right side up to measure for my last circle.
Then using the two large circles, use them as a pattern to cut out 2 circles (one large and one medium) from the Halloween fabric.
Lay the large Halloween fabric circle on top of the large felt square. Cut a line to the center of the circle.
Turn the fabric stack upside-down.
Now we will begin to roll the felt and Halloween fabric together into a cone shape. This will be the cone of the hat. This is how it will look (minus the Halloween Fabric so you can see the details)
After you adjust the cone shape to where you like it, use the hot glue to secure it into its shape.
Use Hot glue to secure edges of the Halloween Fabric from coming apart from the felt.
Lay the cone on it’s side and apply a dab of hot glue to the outer side at the seam.
Begin to carefully apply the features to lay across this dab of hot glue.
Continue adding feathers until you have as much as you want.
You can add more hot glue as needed to ensure all the feather stems remain attached.
Allow the cool.
Take the medium felt and the medium Halloween Fabric. Lay on top of each other so the Halloween Fabric is on top.
Glue the Halloween Fabric onto the Felt circle. But only glue in the center where it will be hidden after the cone is placed on top.
This secures the Halloween fabric into place. But still allows the edges to be loose and give that shabby chic Halloween look.
Apply hot glue to the base of the cone. Then glue into the center of the medium felt circle with the Halloween fabric still on top.
Now carefully begin to glue on the ribbon for the trim. This will also help to cover and hide the seams.
Hot glue gets super hot. So I used a toothpick to help press the ribbon onto the seam so I didn’t burn myself. It also gave a great effect of fluffing the outer edges of the ribbon. So I really liked that effect!
Now made a mini bow with a little more ribbon. I do mean mini.
I just folded the ribbon over to where I had too loops about the size I wanted. Dabbed a little glue in the inside center so it would hold together. Then take a small bit of ribbon and wrap around the middle to give the “bow knot” look. And secure tightly in the back of the bow with more glue.
Now gauge where you want to place your ribbon bow and embellishments. Once you like how they are arranged you can glue them into place.
Allow to cool.
Now we secure the hat onto the headband. Place the hat onto the headband and figure out where on the headband you want the headband. Do you want it directly in the center? Or would you prefer it slightly to the side?
Once you know where you want the hat, gently fold the hat away and add a line of hot glue to the headband. Then reapply the hat on top of the glue.
Hold to secure and allow the glue to cool.
Now I like my headbands to be extra secure so I also apply another circle of felt to the underside of the headband to help hold the hat and headband together. This is where the 3rd and smallest felt circles comes in.
Lay the felt circle across the underside of the headband and ensure it lines up. Then apply a fair amount of hot glue over the entire side of the felt circle.
Carefully reapply to the underside of the headband with the glue facing the headband and hat. Press to attach the felt circle to sandwich the headband in between the hat brim and the felt circle.
Add more hot glue to the edges to get a solid attachment.
Allow to cool.
Now your headband is complete!
Without stopping to take photos throughout the project, this would probably be about a 10-15 minute project for a beginner/intermediate crafter.
It’s pretty basic and easy. Yet still turns out great!
This is a great Witch Hat alternative for Moms who don’t want a big bulky witch hat or a teacher who just needs something small while she teaches. Or even something small for the office party!
And it’s adored by little girls like Miss Jade. She can wear it at school for Halloween without having to worry about keeping track of a big hat.
And it works out fabulous for little babies who hate hats! Miss Rose will leave the headband on for a good 15 minutes before she rips it off! But a hat? Forget it, that won’t even stay on for one minute!
Common sense disclosure: never leave baby unattended with Witch Hat Headband. While glued on securely, it’s not fully baby proofed and babies are stronger than we realized. It can pose a choking hazard if they were to rip pieces off of the Headband. Always wear while supervised.
Watch our Video Tutorial HERE:
You can also view it on Youtube.
You can make this Witch Hat headband fancy with flowers, feathers, and other fancy embellishments.
Or you can go simple with just the ribbon and a cute Halloween embellishment.
I tell you this would look great with a mini witches broomstick attached near the feathers, but I didn’t have time for that to arrive before Halloween.
Who will you wear your Witch Hat Headband?
Ready for more fun Halloween projects? Check out these amazing bloggers (and my dear friends) and their Halloween Themed DIY projects to get you ready for Halloween!
You’ll definitely want to check out these other great Halloween DIY projects and recipes, too!
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