I made this pink monkey birthday hat for Elise to wear on her 1st birthday. She was a good sport about it and I think she looked adorable especially when she dug into her matching monkey birthday cake.
It’s really easy to put together and attach the white ribbon ties. The free printable PDF below says “Happy Birthday” instead of “Happy Bday Elise” and I can customize it for you for a nominal charge – change year, add names, change colors and more – or create a custom party invitation. Just send me an email.
This birthday hat coordinates with Elise’s other free pink monkey 1st birthday party printable templates:
- “Happy 1st Birthday” banner free printable hanging sign template
- Month-by-month photo display of how Elise has grown (coming soon)
- Front door happy birthday signs (coming soon)
- Bubble favors
- Monkey thank you cards
Happy 1st birthday, Elise!
I can customize this printable template for you for a nominal charge – change year, add names, change colors and more – or create a custom party invitation. Just send me an email.
- Kathy’s Pink Monkey Birthday Party Hat free printable template (PDF)
- White cardstock paper – 8-1/2 x 11
- White grosgrain ribbon – 1/4″
- Good paper scissors
- Regular Scotch Tape
- Paper cutter OR Xacto basic knife set (this is my kit and it’s great), ruler and self-healing cutting mat
- Computer and printer
- Pink Monkey Security Blankie (by Angel Dear) – every child should have one!
For all free printable templates, you can either print it at home or do what I do: Send it online to FedEx Office.
Please post a comment if you use this project – it makes me smile. And you can post your photos to our “I made it!” flickr photo group. Craft and pass it on!
How to Make Birthday Party Hats
Print my free birthday party hat printable template onto white card stock – yours will say “Happy Birthday” rather than “Happy Bday Elise.” Please send me an email if you’d like to change the age, colors or add a name for a very nominal cost.
Cut it out along the outside markings and along the two notches on the side.
Carefully cut the two slits in the notched tab using your Xacto knife.
…and also carefully cut the slit.
Curl the hat onto itself, tucking the notched tab into the slits. When you slide it up, it will look like this:
Cut two pieces of white ribbon about 12-16 inches long each.
Tape one ribbon to the inside of the hat on the right side. Repeat on the left side.
Place the birthday hat on your monkey and tie.
COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use this free pattern and step-by-step tutorial instructions for personal use with the request that you post a comment below. Contact me for any commercial use – this includes etsy sellers. Craft and pass it on!