Spooky DIY Hanging Fabric Witch Hats for Halloween

JUL 22, 2018 updated May 20, 2021

Spooking your neighbors (and their cat) just got easier with hanging witch hats made in Lightweight Cotton Twill. Using recycled cardboard, a free template and just one yard of fabric, craft this frightfully fun project to transform your front porch on Halloween. 

Spooky DIY Hanging Fabric Witch Hats for Halloween | Spoonflower Blog
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  • 1 yard of Spoonflower’s Lightweight Cotton Twill or other sturdy fabric like Eco Canvas or Linen Cotton Canvas
  • Spoonflower’s downloadable Witch Hat pattern
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Cardboard or Chipboard
  • Fishing line or twine of choice
  • Hand sewing needle

*All seams should be sewn at ¼” unless otherwise instructed

Cut Out the Pattern Pieces

1. Cut out and assemble your free Spoonflower Witch Hat patternUsing the pattern, cut out your fabric pieces. 

You should have:

  • 2 brims cut from your main fabric
  • 2 half brims cut from cardboard or chipboard (we used an old box for this!)
  • 1 hat top cut from your main fabric

Spooky DIY Hanging Fabric Witch Hats for Halloween | Spoonflower Blog

Assemble the Hat Top

2. With right sides facing, match up the straight sides of your hat top and pin together.

Spooky DIY Hanging Fabric Witch Hats for Halloween | Spoonflower Blog

3. Stitch the sides together to create a cone shape. Flip your hat top right side out.

Assemble the Brim

4. With wrong sides of the hat brim together, pin the right side of the hat top to the underside of your hat brim.

5. Stitch all three layers together.

Assembling and Finishing the Witch Hat

6. Insert your two half cardboard brims so they are sandwiched between the top and bottom brim. If necessary, trim down your cardboard so you have enough fabric to create a ½” hem around the edges of each brim.

7. Fold the top and bottom brim edges in ½” and press with an iron.

8. Pin the top and bottom brim edges together and topstitch the brim closed. It may be necessary to adjust the placement of the cardboard brims as you stitch. 

Optional: If you wish to hang your witch hat, cut off the tip of your hat top (start small!) and string a length of fishing line through the top point of your hat. We reinforced the top of the hat by inserting a cardboard triangle on the inside.

Spooky DIY Hanging Fabric Witch Hats for Halloween | Spoonflower Blog

Hang your hats in a spooky location and get ready for your trick-or-treaters! 

With the help of Spoonflower designers like Johanna Parker and Heidi Kenney, it’s easy to find a spooky or kooky design for your next Halloween DIY project! 

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