Make your little one feel super special with this birthday hat!  Embellished with the how old they are turning and flowing tule is sure to make this feel just like a princess.  If the birthday girl or boy would rather feel like a king or queen then for sure make a DIY  Birthday Crown .

This princess hat would also make the perfect costume. Just add a new sew tutu for a super cute princess.

birthday hat

How to make a birthday hat

This birthday hat can go together quickly and be embellished any way you like to make it special for your child.  Some hand stitched details would also be lovely!

I don’t have a birthday hat template but it really is an easy shape.  Cut the below shape out of a sheet of felt, making it as big as possible.  Iron interfacing to one side of the felt.

birthday hat template

Embellish the outside by sewing on felt details.


Cut 4 strips of tulle about 4 inches wide in different lengths. The longest was about 36 inches. Fold the felt right sides together and place the tulle in the middle with the end sticking out of the top.  Sew as close to the edge as possible. Be careful to only catch the end of the tulle  in the seam.


princess-birthday-hat-4Sew a piece of elastic string to the inside at each side. Turn right side out and there you go!

DIY Princess Birthday Hat

Birthday Party Hats

Now you know how to make a cone hat. It really does make the best birthday hat. If you don’t want to sew you might like this, paper crownprintable crown template or this tutorial on how to make your own birthday party hats.

princess party hat

Don’t forget the cake.  Make this Happy Birthday Cake Topper. Print out the flags and medallions. Cut out all the pieces and assemble for a darling cake topper.  All these little details are sure to make a birthday memorable.

birthday cake topper

Time to party!

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  1. found this while searching for a felt princess hat. awesome job. thanks so much!!

  2. What a cute crown!! Love the green too! I got your ‘thank you’ DM on Twitter and tried to DM you back but can’t because you aren’t a follower….ahh. I’m still trying to get the gist of the whole Twitter thing, hehe. Anyway, love your site…I have you in my Craft links on my blog…so fun!

    Jamie 🙂

  3. Perfect timing! My niece’s 5th birthday is coming up in 11 days!! This will be awesome to make for her. She loves princess stuff. Thank you!!

  4. Wow, adorable. I have 2 birthdays coming up and this is definitely on my to do list. Even without the birthday factor.. the cone shaped birthday hat is perfect for princess dress up.. Felt is just do durable. Love it!

  5. I love it! We’re going to a princess birthday party on Sunday, and I might have to make one for the guest of honor. I can see little felt flowers with some iron-on rhinestones …

    As I always tell my hubby, it’s a good thing we have boys!

  6. What a great way to start my day with seeing Bella’s beautiful smile modeling your latest creation!! Love the princess crown!!

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