International Talk Like a Pirate Day is just around the corner (Sept. 19), and no pirate is complete without a hat!


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Crafts are a great way to exercise your artistic side but they are also very useful at bringing people together. Each week, we will post a simple and easy project for your enjoyment. This is a great opportunity for you to reconnect with your friends and family while enjoying a weekly craft night. 


Paper Pirate Hat

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the internet"s most beloved holidays. It is your best excuse to use practice your terrible pirate impression, pose like Captain Morgan, and make "booty" jokes without shame. But no pirate would be complete without a pirate hat. This do-it-yourself pirate hat craft is quick, easy, and customizable. But best of all, it will make your rendition of "Ahoy, matey!" that much more believable. 


The steps shown in this tutorial use a paper grocery bag to make a child-sized hat. If ye seekin" a hat for a larger pirate, use a newspaper with the same steps provided.

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What You Need


Paper  Grocery Bag (child hat) or Newspaper (adult hat)  Scissors  Marker 

Step 1Cut open the bag so that you are left with the large front panel.

Step 2Carefully remove the handles.


Step 3Fold the panel in half along the width of the paper.

Step 4Fold the two corners to the center. Because your started with a rectangle panel, the folded corners should leave with some excess space at the bottom.


Step 5Fold the bottom excess up and over the corners as shown.

Step 6Repeat Step 5 for the reverse side of the hat.

Step 7Use your marker or other embellishments to decorate the face of your pirate hat. Start with skull and cross bone and see what else you can add. 

Step 8Put on your pirate hat and say "ARRRGH!"

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Fun Tip: Use these steps to make pirate hats of all different colors and sizes for International Talk Like a Pirate Day or any other pirate-themed events.


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