So yesterday I showed you how I quickly redid the cheap boater hat I bought a few weeks ago. Well I thought seeing as there were quite a few scraps left over I should probably do something with them too! So what I made was a little mini boater for my Blythe XD

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

What I used:

  • Left over straw from the hat
  • Hot glue (because it was an experiment, you could easily stitch it to make it look more polished)
  • A couple of pretty flowers

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

So first thing I did was stretch and break some of the fibres in the straw so it was easier to bend it to the shapes that I wanted.
Starting with a small spiral and fold the end over itself:

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Glue in place.

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Keep following the spiral around getting bigger and gluing along the way.

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

One it’s big enough to be the top of the hat cut and glue the edge in place.

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Ending up with something like this…

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Next it’s time for the middle part. Start by measuring around the circumference of the circle you just made.  and form a loop of the straw, glue together!

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Spiral it down until it’s tall enough, cut and glue 😀

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Something like this:

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Now the last part before it’s all put together: the brim.

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Again spiral it out and glue in place.

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

Now it just needs the top to be put on!

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

And that’s it! Much quicker when you’re making them doll sized XD

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

The view from the top…

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

And after adding a couple of flowers it looks much cuter! Mine looks a little dodgy with excess glue because I was experimenting as I went but I’m sure if you were more careful you could get it perfect ^_^

Blythe Boater Hat Tutorial

And that’s it! Quick and easy so your doll can be as stylish as you 😀 Do you guys want me to try and make more dolls things or do you all prefer people sized things?

Violet's Blythe

 

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