You Will Need ...
  1. duct tape

  2. ruler

  3. measuring tape or string

  4. X-acto knife

  5. scissors

  6. work surface

  7. Sharpie pen

  8. Sticky back velcro

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Step 1: 

Measure the circumference of your head with a measuring tape or string.  Add two inches to that measurement.  In our case this is 26 inches.

Step 2: 

Lay three strips of tape 26 inces long on your work surface.  This will become the band of the hat.

Step 3: 

Lay one piece sticky side down and then lay a second piece sticky side down next to it, overlapping by approximately 1/2 inch.  Flip this piece over and lay the third piece directly down the center of these two pieces, covering the seam.

Step 4: 

Fold the edges over the center strip creating a long, very strong strap.  It should be 2 1/2 inches wide.

Step 5: 

Wrap the duct tape band around your head.  Mark the spot where the ends overlap with your finger.

Step 6: 

Prepare a few pieces of tape 2" x 2".

Step 7: 

Seal the band at the spot you have made with your fingers with two 2" x 2" pieces.

Step 8: 

Cut a small "mouse hole" where the two pieces overlap.

Step 9: 

Use a few small pieces of tape to reinforce the edges of the "mouse hole"

Step 10: 

Next we will make a small strap.  Measure a piece of tape approximately 8 inches long.

Step 11: 

Fold this piece of tape into thirds, creating a strap.

Step 12: 

Cut the strap in half.

Step 13: 

Attach one piece of strap to each side of the mouse hole.  This will allow you to adjust the size of your hat band.

Step 14: 

Attach sticky back velcro to each of the strap pieces.

Step 15: 

Your hat band is complete.  In the next video we will create the brim.

Age: 
Teen
Adult
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Duct Tape: 
Jewelry and wearables
Holiday: 
Christmas
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children