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Mad Hatter Hat
How to Make a Top Hat, Wellington Hat or Mad Hatter Hat
One of the more notable Top Hats to have been designed is the Top Hat or more correctly the Wellington Hat created for Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter, a hat maker by trade.
The Mat Hatter's Hat has took on a new life and a new look for the Tim Burton interpretation of Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp's portrayal of the eccentric character.
I was interested in the Mad Hatter costume so scoured the Internet for patterns and tutorials on making a Mad Hatter Hat or Wellington Hat.
What you find here in the Make a Mad Hatter Hat lens are the patterns, video tutorials and tutorials I've discovered searching on the Internet.
Another fun variation of the Mad Hatter Top Hat is a Miniature version or a Mini Top Hat, popular as part of the Steampunk style and the Japanese Lolita style. There was so much on Mini Top Hats, that I created a separate lens for them as well.
Pick your pattern or tutorial for making a Top Hat, Wellington Hat or Mini Top Hat. There are different styles of hats and different ways to create the hats: sewing, knitting, crocheting, gluing and taping.
Mad Hatter Poster available on Amazon
The Mad Hatter Hat
Wellington Top Hat
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- The Costume Detective | DIY Costume Ideas
A website for finding the Best DIY Costumes, Crafts and Halloween Fun with information on DIY costumes previously prominently featured as part of the Best of Halloween and Make Your Own Costumes on Squidoo.
Mad Hatter Hat
Top Hat - Wellington Hat
Particulars about the Wellington Hat
A true Mad Hatter Hat is a Wellington Style hat, which according to Lynn McMasters was a short-lived fad in the 1820's and 1830's. The Wellington Hat was a top hat with concave sides or a hat where the top section (circle) is larger than the head section (circle). The peak of the top hat's popularity in the 1840s and the 1850s saw it reach its most extreme form, with ever higher crowns and narrow brims, much like the Mad Hatter Hat.
The Mad Hatter Hat differs from the traditional top hat in that it is wider at the very top than at the brim (circle) of the hat. The Traditional Top Hat is sometimes called the stovepipe hat, cylinder hat, chimney pot hat, an indication that the hat goes straight up and down.
Think of the differences between the look of the Mad Hatter (Wellington Hat) and Abraham Lincoln, Cat in the Hat or Willy Wonka (Top Hat).
Image: Modified Microsoft Clipart.
John Tenniel's Mad Hatter Hat
10/6 Hat Tag
What does the 10/6 indicate on the Mad Hatter Hat?
The tag on the hat is a price tag. 10/6 was the shorthand notation for 10 shillings and 6 pence or the price of the hat.
10/6 is also the value for a half guinea. In 1717 a royal proclamation fixed the value of the guinea at twenty one shillings.
With the proclamation the value of the half guinea was fixed at ten shillings and sixpence written either as 10s6d or 10/6.
Information Source: Wikipedia. Half Guinea.
Mad Hatter Hat from John Tenniel's Mad Hatter. Public Domain.
Interview with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton
Jake the Movie Guy talks with Johnny Depp and Tim Burton about the Alice in Wonderland Film
Alice in Wonderland Interview with Johnny Depp
Make a Mad Hatter Hat
or a Wellington Hat
Mad Hatter Hat from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Make a Mad Hatter Hat
The Mad Hatter costume was a hit even before the film debut. It was one of the more popular costumes for Halloween 2009. Threadbanger noted the popularity of the Mad Hatter Costume before Halloween this year:
- How do you know a movie is going to be huge?
- People start dressing up as the characters before it even comes out.
While the entire Mad Hatter Costume is amazing, the Hat is particularly appealing since it can easily be worn by both genders.
There are many ways to make a Mad Hatter hat. The Lynn McMaters Wellington pattern is one of the best patterns for making a more traditional style hat. Simplicity 2525 contains two versions, a large adult size and a smaller Mini Hat Pattern. Both of these patterns are good ways of getting started.
There are also several tutorials and articles with directions for making your own Mad Hatter Hat. The best probably comes from Instructables.com with pictures.
Mad Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
How to Make Mad Hatter Costume and Hat
Complete Mad Hatter costume tutorial inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland from Threadbanger.
Mad Hatter Costume - Threadbangers
Mad Hatter Hat Pattern from Lynn McMasters
his Pattern has three different views of this flared Top Hat Style worn from 1800 - 1870's.
It includes instructions for making it in wool or in straw.
The shorter version made from straw was sometimes worn by in the very late 1700's and very early 1800's.
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter
Top Hat Sewing Patterns
- Sewing Patterns : Simplicity Patterns 2007 : Misses Costume
Misses Costumes include a short dresses for Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter Hat.
- Simplicity Creative Group - Misses Costumes 2525
A collection of Misses Costumes featuring topcoat, tails and two versions of a Mad Hatter Top Hat, one larger one mini.
- Amazon.com: Wellington or "Mad Hatter" Top Hat Pattern
Wellington, Mad Hatter, Muller Cut Down Style Top Hat from Lynn McMasters Patterns.
Step by Step Directions to Make a Mad Hatter Hat
Instructables.com provides a great tutorial with pictures, images and step by step instructions for making your own Burton Mad Hatter Hat.
- Burton's Mad Hatter Hat
This are instructions to make the Mad Hatter Hat in the style of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
A Multitude of Mad Hatter Hats
Behind the Mad Hatter Hat
Find out more about the Mad Hatter's Hat design from these articles and photos looking at the artistry of the hat.
Peak Behind the Mad Hatter Hat
- Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland costumes on display
Colleen Atwood won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for her work on Tim Burton's and Disney's Alice in Wonderland from Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
- Mad Hatter
I was blog surfing this morning and over at the Cottage Way Of Life this is what I found. Not only are there wonderful photos, but Sue will tell you the secret to what it's made out of! from Running With Scissors.
- D23 Expo: Mad Hatter Hat | Flickr
D23 Expo: Mad Hatter Hat with a look at the patch side.
- D23 Expo: Mad Hatter Hat | Flickr
D23 Expo: Mad Hatter Hat with a look at the hat pin side.
- 2009 D23 EXPO - Mad Hatter Hat
D23 Expo photo of the Mad Hatter hat from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland on FindingMickey.com
More Instructions on Making a Mad Hatter Hat
- Mad Hatter Costume, TopHat, Threadbanger | Projects
How do you know a movie is going to be huge? People start dressing up as the characters before it even comes out. So this week we're taking the cue from one of our most requested Halloween tutorials of the season...The Mad Hatter!
- DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat | DIY Inspired
DIY Mad Hatter Top Hat, how to make the Mad Hatter hat out of cardboard, duct tape, fabric, and a wire coat hanger by DIY Inspired
- Make Your Own Paper Top Hats
A tutorial for several top hats in various styles, including steampunk and Mad Hatter.
- Completed Mad Hatter Top Hat - CLOTHING
Completed Mad Hatter Top Hat - CLOTHING - Hello - This is only the second or third time I have posted on here but I wanted to share my recently completed (okay it doesn"t have a lining yet).
- Paper Top Hat Steampunk Make Your Own
In this tutorial discover how to make a steampunk top hat.
- How to Make a Mad Hatter Hat | eHow.com
How to Make a Mad Hatter Hat. You can make a Mad Hatter hat from a bit of fabric and ribbon, some wire, and a little of your time. To add some verve after the hat is finished, give the hat brim a "crease" in the front and back...
- Replica Prop Forum - Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland Costumes
Pictures of a replica hat made in the style of Tim Burton's Mad Hatter Hat
- Mad Hatter Hat Creation | Cut Out + Keep
How to make a mad hatter hat: M Gray Blackbird's craft creation for inspiration, or make your own version
- Steampunk Top Hat Â» How To | Cut Out + Keep
Make your own Steampunk Top Hat for under $20!!: Becca K.'s step-by-step craft tutorial - Make yours in 90 minutes (3 steps).
- How to Make a Mad Hatter Halloween Costume
The Mad Hatter is one of the most colorful and memorable characters from the Alice in Wonderland book series, and is a fun choice for a Halloween costume.
- Wacky Mad Hatter Hat -- Detailed, Step-by-Step Supplement w/Pictures and Alterations
This is a pattern and tutorial adapted by Dizzily Dreaming based on a Better Homes and Gardens basic pattern.
- Wacky White Rabbit Hat
Adapt the White Rabbit Hat into one for the Mad Hatter. Make your own creative top hat to wear with your costume (or make several for extra decorations), modeled after the hat worn by the White Rabbit.
Buy and Embellish a Wellington Hat
Mad Hatter Black Hat on Amazon
This Scala Black Top Hat is made with wool felt. The hat has a 24-Ligne grosgrain trim, and a bound edge 2" brim.
Black Top Hat
Embellishing a Mad Hatter Hat
The easiest way to make your own Mad Hatter Hat, especially if you don't want to sew or knit one, is to get a top hat and add your own embellishments to create a custom Mad Hatter Hat.
To embellish the Mad Hatter Hat:
- Add a layer of dark lace over the entire hat.
- Tie a peach or salmon colored scarf in place of the ribbon or hat band.
- Create or add several hat pins with blue gems, brass baubles and old vintage style jewelry for the left side.
- Place a Peacock feather on the right side.
- Cut a small piece of striped ribbon for the right side.
- Add a tag or card with the numbers 10/6 for the price or 3/5 for the date of the premiere.
With a few embellishments you can create your own unique Mad Hatter Hat, fit for the opening or any viewing of Alice in Wonderland.
Image: Mconnors Top Hat. Morgue File License.
Peacock Feathers on Amazon
Peacock feathers to include on your Mad Hatter Hat.
Peach Scarf on Amazon
This beautiful polyester scarf can wrap around a Top Hat to recreate your own Mad Hatter Hat.
Size: 60" X 30"
Mad Hatter Hats on eBay
Victorian styled top hats can be customized into your own Mad Hatter Hat.
Mad Hatter Hat Pins on Amazon
Officially licensed Disney Hat Pins
The package includes five eclectic metallic bejeweled pins to embellish your own Mad Hatter Hat
Size: 6 inches
How to Embellish a Mad Hatter Hat
For my daughters' Mad Hatter Party we turned basic black hats into Mad Hatter Hats by adding in a few embelllishments.
The materials used to make the Mad Hatter Hat include:
- Black felt top hat
- Orange sheer organza ribbon
- Peacock feather
- Hat pins made from bamboo skewers, sparkly hearts and mini cards
- Mini paper flowers and orange skeleton leaves
- Cardstock printed with 10/6 price tag
- How to Make a Mad Hatter Hat | Suite101
The Mad Hatter's hat tops off a Mad Hatter costume. Making a Mad Hatter Hat can be done with a few materials, a bit of imagination and a little time.
Traditional Top Hats on Amazon
A Black felt top hat can be adapted into a Mad Hatter Hat. I've found a collection of fairly inexpensive top hats that can be used for embellishing
Satin Top Hat
Felt top hat with a satin hatband.
Basic Felt Top Hat
Basic felt top hat in large
Knit or Crochet a Mad Hatter Hat
Crochet Top Hat
Knit or Crochet a Mad Hatter Hat
Knitters and Crocheters may want to use their knitting and crocheting skills to fashion a unique yarn Mad Hatter Hat.
This Mushroom Cap hat is just one of the patterns that I've found for crocheting a Mad Hatter Style Hat. It is available for free on the Lion Brand Yarn site. I've started one in Olive Green for the Alice in Wonderland Premiere.
Darktwist on Etsy offers two knitted patterns for making Top Hats through her Etsy store. I've got a copy of her Minitature knitted top hat to knit up a mini top hat.
Mushroom Hat Pattern available from Lion Brand Yarn. See link below.
Top Hat Knit and Crochet Patterns
- Felted Bucket Hat : Lion Brand Yarn Company - Pattern #: P70074a
Felted Bucket Hat Knitting Patterns using Lion BrandÂ® LionÂ® Wool. Skill level easy. This pattern is for sale at the Lion Brand Website.
- Mushroom Cap | Lion Brand Yarn
Free crochet pattern for a Mushroom Cap (which looks a lot like a Mad Hatter Hat) from Lion Brand Yarn.
- Felted Beanie Hat & Scarf
Another pattern from Lion Brand Yarn Company. The rim on this felted beanie can be adjusted to make a Mad Hatter style hat. Adult size.
- Victorian Mini Top Hat - KNITTING
Victorian Mini Top Hat - KNITTING - I've been on a mini hat craze lately and this latest top hat I just love! I had originally started with the Miniature Top Hat pattern by darktwist
- Crochet Hat Pattern
A free crochet hat pattern from Lion Brand Yarn. This also comes with a scarf.
- Make-a-Statement Hat - Pattern #: 60113
Free Knitting Pattern using Lion BrandÂ® Wool-EaseÂ® Thick & QuickÂ®. Intermediate Skill Level. You may need to create an account with Lion Brand Yarn to access this pattern. This needs to be adjusted a bit to create a brim.
Make a Mini Top Hat
or Mini Mad Hatter Hat
Mini Top Hat on Amazon
This black mini hat is decorated with a veil and ribbon band.
The hat is attached to a head band for easy wearing.
Make a Mini Mad Hatter Top Hat
There are several different techniques to make the Mini Top Hat using different items. Patterns for sewing or knitting a Mini Top Hat are included above.
Video tutorials for making a Mini Mad Hatter Top Hat or just a Mini Top Hat are included below.
One uses a Styrofoam cup as the base to make a Mad Hatter Style Hat. The other uses Sticky Felt to make a more traditional style Top Hat or Lolita Hat.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat Video
A tutorial to make your own mini Mad Hatter top hat. For this top hat you need the following supplies:
- 1 Styrofoam cup
- An Exacto Knife
- Two 8x10 sheets of Foam or Felt
- Glue or Hot glue
- Embellishments: Ribbons, Feathers, jewels etc.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat - Video Tutorial
Mini Top Hat with Veil
Lolita Fashion from Wikipedia
Lolita Fashion is a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is primarily influenced by Victorian clothing as well as costumes from the Rococo period.
Lolita has made this into a unique fashion by adding gothic and original design elements to the look. From this, Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and has created a devoted subculture in Japan.
The Lolita look consists primarily of a knee length skirt or dress, headdress, blouse, petticoat, knee high socks or stockings and rocking horse or high heel/platform shoes.
The style soon spread from its origins in the Kansai region, and ultimately reached Tokyo where it became popularized throughout Japanese youth culture. Today, Lolita fashion has grown so much in popularity that it can be found even in department stores in Japan. Today many young people wear the fashion all around the world.
Mini Top Hat from Lisa Dragon. Used under a Creative Commons License.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat - Sew and No Sew Versions
Learn how to make a mini top hat from Fleecefun as a sew or a no sew version.
How to Make a Mini Top Hat - Video Tutorial
Make Your Own Mini Top Hats
Learn how to make your own Mini Top Hats with this PDF eBook from Happythought printables.
Included are 8 printable hat templates one of the Mad Hatter hat and 7 other fun mini hats.
More Ideas for Making a Mini Top Hat
- Mini Top Hat free pattern and tutorial | Fleece Fun
This Mini Top hat free pattern and tutorial has a pdf pattern and video tutorial to make this costume pieces easy to make.
- Printable mini Mad Hatter top hat with template | Don't Eat the Paste
Print out and make your own colorful mini Mad Hatter with these printable templates from Don't Eat the Paste.
Buy and Embellish a Mini Black Top Hat
Mini Black Top Hat
Embellish a Mini Top Hat
One of the easiest ways to make your own Mini Top Hat is to start with a basic hat and add your own embellishments and custom touches.
Some of the items that can be used to embellish a hat include:
- Peacock feathers
- Lace or mesh fabric
- Miniature pearls
- Skull and crossbones
- Gems and jewels
- Vintage jewelry
Mini Top Hat available on Amazon above
Buy a Mad Hatter Hat
Disney Mad Hatter
The Traditional Disney Mad Hatter
The current version of the Disney Mad Hatter was inspired by the 1951 Disney cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland.
With wild and crazy hair, the Mad Hatter Hat and colorful attire as seen in the picture below.
This Mad Hatter Hat is the one that has been available at Disneyland Parks, Amazon and sole on eBay.
This Mad Hatter was voiced by famous character actor, Ed Wynn, who his perhaps best remembered for his role as Uncle Albert in the Mary Poppins.
Mad Hatter Button available on Amazon
Traditional Mad Hatter Cartoon Hat
This green and orange hat looks a lot like the original Mad Hatter Hat from the 1951 cartoon version of Alice in Wonderland.
Disney's Original Mad Hatter
More Mad Hatter Hats on Amazon
The Mad Hatter Wellington Hat has been done in several different color versions, some crazier than others.
Classic Mad Hatter Hat from Amazon
An adult version of the first classic Mad Hatter Hat.
Deluxe Purple Mad Hatter Hat
Disney Parks Mini Top Hats on eBay
Even Disney Parks has gotten in on the Mini Hat Craze creating different versions of mini hats featuring different characters. The Mad Hatter, Tinkerbell and Jack Skellington Mini Hats are among my favorites.
Thanks to eBay you can now buy them online instead of having to take a trip to a Disney Parks Resort.
More Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland Hubs
- Mad Hatter Costumes
Looking to be the Mad Hatter for Halloween or your next Mad Hatter Party? This lens features traditional Mad Hatters, Disney inspired Mad Hatters, Tim Burton Mad Hatters, Clown, Evil and Sexy Mad Hatter costumes for men, women and children.
- Make a Mad Hatter Battle Costume
Tim Burton's Mad Hatter is one of the top Halloween costumes for 2010. For a totally different look to your Mad Hatter this Halloween (or any other time) turn to the final battle scene for inspiration and wear a Mad Hatter Battle Costume, complete...
- Host a Mad Hatter Party or Tea Party
A Mad Hatter Party or a Mad Hatter's Tea Party is a fun party idea for children and adults alike. Along with Alice in Wonderland Tea Parties, the Mad Hatter Party or Tea Party have been popular birthday theme parties for children.
- Host an Alice in Wonderland Party - Burton Style
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland has inspired a new style of Alice in Wonderland Themed Parties. We hosted a Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland premiere party as a birthday party for our two daughters in 2010, when it was released.
- Alice in Wonderland Costumes
Since Tim Burton re-imagined Alice in Wonderland in 2010 and created the new world of Underland, Alice in Wonderland and her friends have continued to be popular themes for Halloween costumes and cosplay costumes. Alice in Wonderland and friends, al.
- Alice in Wonderland-Themed Christmas Tree Ideas
Alice in Wonderland is a popular theme for parties, costumes and decorating at Christmas time. This year for those who want a more unusual Christmas tree, consider doing an upside-down tree and covering them with Alice in Wonderland Ornaments.
- Alice in Wonderland 2 is Going Through the Looking G...
Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2, or Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is the awaited sequel to the highly successful live-action 2010 Alice in Wonderland. Due in theaters in May 2016.
History of the Mad Hatter Hat Page
Mad Hatter Hat on Squidoo
Prior to being featured on Hubpages, the Mad Hatter hub used to be a lens on the Squidoo website.
While there, the lens received several awards, notably being the Lens of the Day in 2010 and also being awarded a purple star for excellence in crafting lenses.
Mad Hatter Hat - Lens of the Day
Make a Mad Hatter Lens is LOTD - February 11, 2010
The Make a Had Hatter Lens was nominated by Squid Angel, Sylvestermouse to be considered for Lens of the Day.
- ...With the upcoming release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, cosplay fans won't go without their own authentic grab with help from Comfortdoc's lens Make a Mad Hatter Hat.
- Comfortdoc's lens contains way more than just how to make a hat. You'll learn more than you probably wanted to know about the difference between a top hat and a Wellington hat, the role of the Mad Hatter Hat in Alice in Wonderland, and how to girly-up a mini top hat and start your own Mad Hatteress trend.
- Alice in Wonderland opens March 5, so don't take time to say hello, goodbye, get your stuff, make your hat, don't be late!
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