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Make These Very Good DIY Doggie Hats for Your Very Good Boy or Girl

Here's how to DIY a doggo hat for your pup's birthday — or for a doggone cute costume.

Sarah Burns · 3 days ago



Fact: dogs are super cute. Fact: hats are super cute. Combine the two, and it’s a recipe for cuteness overload! Here are five dog hats that are perfect for crafters of all levels — including a template to print, cut, and color a puppy party hat in time for walkies!

Dog Cowboy Hat

Got a long, little doggy? Then this canine cowboy hat tutorial by Pet Adorn is just what your cattle-rustlin’ little pal needs! It’s a doggone cute, simple sewing project broken down step-by-step for the sewing novice — and your pup won’t judge you for practicing your straight seams. 

But maybe you don’t have any felt on hand, or thread, or maybe you've never touched a sewing needle in your life — that’s okay too! This Craft-tastic Learn to Sew Kit has everything you need to get started creating your own sewn creations, and even comes with a project book to get you started.

Crocheted Dog Hat


Golden Lucy Crafts

Beginner crocheters will love how easy this adorable pattern is, and seasoned crafters will love how quick it is to work up. Golden Lucy Crafts offers this easy-to-follow pattern that’s perfect for using up those little bits of yarn you can’t bear to toss out. It’s easy to resize, and the ties make it adjustable to fit your favorite furry friend comfortably. 

Baseball Cap

What doggo doesn’t love to play ball? Help your pup put their best paw forward while keeping the sun out of their eyes. This tutorial by Cooking for Pups is the most ambitious project on this list, but teamwork makes the dream work: set aside a rainy day and pair up with a crafty pal, and you’ll have a canine cap completed in an afternoon. There are even holes for the ears, so they don’t get squished!

Doggy Top Hat


Crafty Chica

A dapper dogger is always dressed for the occasion. The best thing about this tutorial from The Crafty Chica is how customizable it is. Keep it simple for some understated elegance, or go all out like it's Mardi Gras with feathers and sequins galore! 

Keep your craft closet well-stocked with all the embellishments you’ll need with this Arts and Crafts Supply Library by Kid Made Modern. Packed full of beads, pompoms, gems and sparkles, you’ll have plenty of materials left over to make some fancy hats for yourself. 

Puppy Party Hat

DogPartyHat Camp

With this puppy party hat, make any day a celebration! Throwing a puppy party? Your human guests will love this fun activity — print and cut the templates ahead of time, and set up a hat-making station with crayons, markers, tape, and any other fun festive bits you have for decorating! 

What You’ll Need:

How to Make It:

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    Print out the template on cardstock.

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    Cut out the template along the solid lines.

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    Carefully use the tip of your scissors to punch a hole in the center of the Xs.

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    Curve the template, overlap the ends to make a cone, and secure with tape.

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    Thread elastic through the holes, and secure with a knot.