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Winter seasons are a little dull in Wisconsin. Sure there is sledding, snowmobiling and ice skating. Still, the days are dreary and short. So crafting makes my days brighter and sparks my imagination.
It’s also the season of snowmen. Be as a craft or decoration or the outside activity. An indoor Frosty craft suits me much better, especially making the snowman hat. Every snowman needs an awesome hat, don’t you think?
Cricut Hat Pattern To The Rescue
There are a lot of different ideas on Pinterest. Some use a coffee can. I might try that someday. For this particular craft, I decided to use the same hat pattern I used for Mr. Snowman made out of fishbowls. But this time I enlarged the pattern to make the hat bigger.
The hat pattern came from Cricut Design Space. One could get lost in what it has to offer. Plus they are adding more projects and images all the time. If you have Cricut Access monthly membership, a number of the images will be included.
The Cricut Explore is the best cutting machine. I’ll admit I’m a little bit bias, but the machine is so amazing. It can be a bit complex at first but stick with it. You’ll be making extraordinary crafts in no time.
I enlarged the pattern of the top of the hat and brim to as big as Cricut Design Space would allow. It’ll give an error message if the pattern goes beyond the cardstock measurements.
You’ll also need to insert the scoring tool in the left clamp of the Explore. The machine will lead the tool to score all of the fold lines. Of course I used Cricut black cardstock for the hat. The size of the paper is 12 X 12 which helps to make the hat bigger.
The Cut Out Hat
Once cut I folded the hat at the score lines. Then I used SuperTape to tape the top of the hat together. This tape is double sided and is a strong hold.
Since it is a paper snowman hat, it needed some fake snow on it. Cotton balls were perfect for this. I took two cotton balls and pulled them apart to make them thin and to resemble snow a bit more. Then I used a hot glue gun and glued the snow to the top of the hat.
The Top Of Frosty’s Hat
Every Frosty snowman hat craft needs snowflakes. For these I used StampinUp! dies from the Layered Seasons collection. I like using dies because it gives that 3D effect I like and makes whatever you are crafting stand out more. I used white cardstock from Core’dinations. This paper cuts easily with the dies. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the flakes. Then I glued them to the front of the hat.
To give it more smaller flakes and a bit more color, I used the same Fiskars snowflake punch I used for Mr. Snowman. I punched out snowflakes in the white and in a pale blue using the Core’dinations cardstock. These were attached to the hat sides and top with self-adhesive glue dots.
The Hat Brim Pattern
For the base of the hat I used a stamp from the StampinUp! Colorful Seasons collection. The white ink I used was from Hampton Art. This was used to stamp a snowflake all around the edge of the brim.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the top of the hat to the base of the hat. Then I attached the remainder of the snowflakes I had punched out to the brim of the hat lining them up in the front.
Lastly to add a little more flair to the hat, I put Cricut blue sparkle washi tape around the top of the hat close to the brim.
This will be the perfect decoration to sit beside Mr. and Mrs. Snowman. And it will give me something to look at to make winter a little bit less dreary and dark.
I would love to hear what craft you do to make the winters not so long. Drop a comment below. And be sure to Pin and share this tutorial. It helps other crafters to find me and get ideas for their next craft.