I made these party hats for my son's 2nd birthday party. The kids loved them!
measure 10" from a corner of scrapbook paper down each side and in the middle of paper (three spots)
make three little marks with pen
cut from dot to dot to dot
now you have a cylinder shape
cut 1-2" strips of fabric or felt
with sewing maching, sew the fabric strips right along the bottom, ruffling it as you go (I just kept folding, tucking under the foot, and sewing)
tape or staple hat together
hot glue a pom on top
hot glue stretchy cord inside in two spots (staples wouldn't hold)
HINT: You can use 12x12 paper, or since they didn't have 12x12 in the print I wanted, I taped two 8 1/2x11 papers together. It makes 2 hats and leaves almost no scraps. Cardstock paper is recommended, however; my paper was not real heavy and worked fine. :)
I made his hat a little different from the rest and put a number 2 on it.