Pilgrim Hats and Collars

We wanted to share our 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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