Make your own Tricorne Hat

In the first part of the 18th Century the fashionable outfits was finished off with a tricorne hat, which means a three-cornered hat. Why don’t you try and make your own using this simple paper-based method?

hand sketch of people wearing tricorne hats

You will need:

2 pieces of A4 paper
1 pair of scissors (with adult supervision)
1 stapler (with adult supervision)
Colouring tools to decorate
Feathers, glitter, sequins or buttons to stick on as decoration

Method:

Fold both pieces of paper as if you are making an A5 booklet
Cut along the fold
You now have 4 rectangles. Cut along the top of the long edge of 3 of the A5 rectangles to create 3 curves
Staple the shorter edges of the three rectangles together with the curved edges pointing upwards to create a triangular outline.
Decorate your hat with anything you fancy!

sketch of tircorne hat sketch of tircorne hat sketch of tircorne hat