Thursday, September 20, 2012

Easy Quilled Hat

One day while experimenting, I realized that I could make large quilled shapes if I used wider paper and crimping it before rolling. It was easier to work with and control the tension.

This is a photo of the first crimped quilling project I submitted that was published in a book (2003). They wanted an easy, framed quilled project that would take less than one hour to make.

You only need two loose coils. One shaped-half circle and a shaped-marquise. The instructions say I used a 1/4" wide by 68 inch  (.635 cm x 160 cm) crimped strip to make each shape. I made two circle templates with the same paper that I dropped the coils in to release. One 1.75" (4.45 cm) diameter for the top and 2.5" (6.35 cm) diameter for the brim.

I have also used this design to make red and purple hat motifs for cards, tags, scrapbooking (The Red Hat Society) and a wedding hat. The possibilities to embellish the hat (the fun part) are endless!

Thanks for looking.
Have a great day!


Ann said...

Very cute and quick and easy projects are what I like best. I haven't done any quilling in quite some time and I think the main reason is because of how time consuming it can be

Artes de Nágela said...


Absolutely adorable!

SUSAN said...

ooooh :) this is really so sweet....


chillin with Quillin said...

very nice and simple!!!!

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Molly....I must get around to
doing more with crimping

Lisa Fulmer said...

so pretty - lovely detail!

Baukje said...

thank you for all the wonderful things that I've seen your back to Molly
Greetings Baukje

MetalFimo2 said...

le tue creazioni in quilling sono bellissimi , brava se ti va passa da me