Make a small cone-shaped hat using our printable template. Make them for birthday parties or anytime you need a quick cone hat. We also have instructions for making a cone hat without a printable template.
Print out either of the templates below on A4 or Letter size cardstock. If you need a bigger hat, you can have the A4 or Letter size print-out enlarged at a copy center.
Birthday hat template - the resulting cone hat has a small opening at the tip for gluing hat toppers like curly ribbons or a large pompom.
Cone template - plain cone for making birthday hats without toppers.
2Cut out the template.
Cut out the birthday hat or cone template.
3Add a hat topper.
Add fun toppers like curly ribbons, crepe paper strips, feathers, or feather boas. Tape or glue them at the back of the template and as close to the tip as possible.
4Decorate the hat.
Decorate the hat with glitter glue or stickers. If you printed out the template on plain cardstock, you can draw patterns and other fun details on it. Remember to leave the tab bordered by a dashed line undecorated.
5Roll the template into a cone.
If you're using thick or heavy cardstock, it helps to roll the template into a cone before gluing the edges together.
6Glue the edges together.
Unroll the template. Apply glue or place double-sided tape on the entire tab area marked with the words "Glue here". Bring the hat's opposite side towards the tab, aligning its edge with the tab's dashed line.
7Add a chin strap.
Punch a pair of opposite holes near the base of the hat. Tie the ends of an elastic string around the holes to create a chin strap. Adjust the length of the chin strap for a comfortable fit.
Decorate the cone hat further into these fun cone-shaped hats: