Three point jester hats. Seriously.

One of my first assignments for the costume committee of girl child's play Alice in Wonderland is to make a couple jester hats.  The Internet is surprisingly bereft of jester's hats patterns for sewing.  So I made up my own.

They still need bling'd (which is what happens to everything made for the stage) and I haven't decided if they should be stuffed and shaped yet, but here they are, with both possibilities for comparison, modeled by the kids.  I feel they should have bells on them also, but that may cause unnecessary noise on stage, so I'll have to wait and see what the director wants for that also.

I swear most of the fun of making stuff is forcing the children to put it on afterwards and smile. 

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Boy child, why you so serious?

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No, seriously.  You're serious.

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This is funny, you know.

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Side view.  Try not to laugh.

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First one to laugh is a rotten egg.

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With Halloween coming up, I was wondering if I should do up a little jester hat pattern and tutorial for the masses.  What do you think?


  1. Good grief they are growing up!! I would totally make one of these :) Thanks for the smiles!

  2. I would go unstuffed and add bells with no centre so they don't make any noise

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  4. If you want a silent bell on stage you just muffle it. You can stuff something in there to silence the ball bearing but a good squirt of hot glue works well too!

    And I like unstuffed.

  5. I like the unstuffed as well. The costume madam has asked that pom poms be added, along with a whole lot of sequins.