Step-by-Step Witch's Hat Pattern Drafting for All Size for Halloween

Creating a custom-sized witch's hat pattern for Halloween is not only a creative endeavor but also a fantastic way to add a personal touch to your costume. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or just starting out on your sewing journey, this tutorial will guide you through the exciting process of drafting your very own witch's hat pattern, tailored to fit any head size.

Halloween is a time of year when we get to let our imaginations run wild, and what better way to do that than with a whimsical witch's hat? It's a classic symbol of the season and adds an enchanting flair to your costume. With our step-by-step instructions, detailed images, and a helpful video, you'll be able to create a hat that perfectly suits your style and vision.

One of the most exciting aspects of this tutorial is its versatility. No matter the size of your head or the head you're making the hat for, our guide will walk you through the process of taking precise measurements and translating them into a customized pattern. Whether it's for yourself, a family member, or a friend, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your witch's hat will fit comfortably and securely.

We understand that not everyone has extensive experience in pattern drafting, so we've designed this tutorial to be accessible to all skill levels. Beginners can follow along and learn the fundamentals of pattern making, while more experienced sewists can enjoy the challenge of creating a unique design. We believe that the process of crafting your pattern can be as enjoyable as wearing the final creation.

As you embark on this journey to create the perfect witch's hat, remember that the magic lies in the details. Our tutorial covers everything from measuring the head, determining the hat's height, and calculating the brim size to tips on selecting the right fabric and sewing techniques. By the time you finish, you'll not only have a one-of-a-kind hat but also a newfound appreciation for the art of pattern drafting.

So, whether you're preparing for a bewitching Halloween party, a night of trick-or-treating, or simply want to add a touch of enchantment to your wardrobe, join us in this exciting adventure of crafting your very own witch's hat pattern. Let's get started on creating a piece of headwear that will turn heads and cast a spell of creativity this Halloween season!

Drafting a Custom-sized Witch’s Hat

Step-by-Step :

  • Measure around the temple area of the head. Mark down your measurement.
  • This measurement is the circumference.
  • Calculate the radius for the circumference:

    The formula:

    You can calculate the radius (r) of a circle from its circumference (C) using the following formula: You can calculate the radius (r) of a circle from its circumference (C) r=C divided by 2*πr r is the radius of the circle. C is the circumference of the circle. π (pi) is a mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14159. Or you can use the sewing calculator on to quickly calculate the radius or circumstance for any circle sewing pattern.

For the Brim

  • Draw a perpendicular and vertical line at a right angle to each other.
  • Mark off the radius on both lines.
  • Mark off the width of the brim. Here we’ve used 20cm.
  • Add seam allowance as shown in the image.
  • Cut out the pattern and mark the center front which you place to the fold.

For the peak

  • Draw a perpendicular and vertical line at a right angle to each other.
  • Mark 60cm on the perpendicular line for adults, 50cm for teens and 45cm for kids.
  • The vertical line must be ¼ the measurement of the circumference.
  • Curve the base line to the centre front line by 1cm.
  • Add seam allowance.


  • Cut 2 peaks to the fold.
  • Cut 2 brims to the fold.


  • For an easy hat use 100sm Spunbon, vinyl or felt.
  • Or use cotton, or satin or any woven fabric.


  • In Spunbon (vinyl or felt) sew the brim together at the sides.
  • Sew (overlock) the peak together at the sides.
  • Fit the peak inside the brim circle. Pin in quarters.
  • Overlock in place.
  • Overlock around the brim to neaten hem.
  • In other woven fabric.
  • Cut 2 brims out of stiff interfacing.
  • Cut 2 extra brims in fabric.
  • Cut 2 peaks in medium weight interfacing.
  • Iron the fusing to a pair of brims. On the wrong side.
  • Iron the fusing to the wrong side of the peak.
  • Sew the brims together at side seams.
  • Sew the peak together at side seams.
  • Place the brim without fusing onto the fused brim rightsides together.
  • Stitch around the outer edge of the brim.
  • Turn the brim to the right side.
  • Neaten inside edge of the brim.
  • Stitch the peak to the inner circle of brim.
  • Press.