Pilgrim Hats and Collars

I wanted to share my ideas on how to make simple Pilgrim hats and collars for boys and girls.  They are perfect for your Thanksgiving classroom celebration or play.

Boy Hat – Cut out a hat from black construction paper (pattern below). Glue on a buckle. Attach it to a tagboard headband.

pilgrim hat

Boy Pilgrim Hat

Girl Hat – Follow the instructions below using a large sheet of white construction paper (12 x 18)

Step 1: Fold the paper into thirds.

Pilgrim Hat step 1

Step 2: Cut along both folds stopping halfway.

Pilgrim Hat step 2

Step 3: On the opposite side from the cut edge, fold the paper up lengthwise (about 1 inch)

Pilgrim Hat step 3

Step 4: Fold the 2 ends downward forming a hat shape.

Pilgrim Hat step 4

Step 5: Turn the hat to the back and fold down the middle piece.

Pilgrim Hat step 5

Step 6: Fold each end piece inward and staple or tape to form the back of the hat.

Pilgrim Hat step 6

Pilgrim Hat step 7

Step 7: Attach a piece of string to each side of the front.

pilgrim girl

Pilgrim Collars – Fold a 12 x 18 piece of white construction paper in half.  Cut a circle (hole) for the neck.

pilgrim girl 2



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