Laura Austin

How To: Origami Hat

07 May 2010, 23.04 | Posted in Contest, Random | 2 comments »

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Last week when I was up in Portland I swung through a Japanese Garden. It happened to be “kids day” or something like that there, and one of the activities was to make an origami hat out of newspaper. I had to get in on it. A friend happened to document the entire process so now I am sharing it with you.

Whoever can successfully make one of these newspaper hats and send me a picture of you wearing it to, laura@laustindesign.com. I will make a post using your pictures, and send you a surprise in the mail.

Check out the steps after the jump.

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Take one piece of newspaper… fold it into a triangle and fold in that extra flap to make a perfect triangle

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Fold the corners up to make a square.

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Fold the corners to the opposite tip to create two triangles.

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Fold down the tips of your triangles to create “ears”

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Fold the top flap of your lower triangle, midway up the triangle with the ears.

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Fold up the excess to create a brim.

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Fold the remaining lower flap inside the hat.

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Voilà.. an origami hat. Get folding.

2 comments
  1. Timbo:

    AWESOME!

  2. On it… i’ll will send you the photos by tomorrow morning.

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