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Free Printable Pilgrim Hat Template and Coloring Pages

Our Free Printable Pilgrim Hat Hat Templates is an ideal Thanksgiving craft project for your home or in the classroom.

It includes a free pilgrim hat coloring page and a template to make your own pilgrim hat to wear.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired!

free printable pilgrim hat templates

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5 Fun Leprechaun Facts for Kids

“Pilgrims” is the name of the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony (now Plymouth Massachusetts).

They refer to themselves as “Separatists”.

In 1620 they arrived from England on the ship “Mayflower”.

There were 102 people on the Mayflower.

In America, they built homes and farms receiving help from the American Indians (Wampanoag people).

The Wampanoags taught them how to farm, hunt, and fish in the new land.

To show gratitude and thanks they had a big feast for 3 days and the first Thanksgiving was born.

These and more fats about the pilgrims can be found here.

If your children are visual learners, let them watch the following story about the history of the first Thanksgiving.

What is a Leprechaun Hat Called?

Before we start crafting let’s clarify what a pilgrim hat is and what it is called.

A pilgrim hat is commonly called cockel hat or traveller’s hat.

It has a wide brim to keep off the sun.

Pilgrim Books for Kids

To get into Thanksgiving mode, and to round up our easy pilgrim craft, read some matching stories to your children.

Here are some great pilgrim books for your children to enjoy!

Learn the story of the Pilgrims with your children in this picture book that’s a perfect read-a-long!

Read along and find out how ten little Pilgrims and ten little Wampanoag boys and girls are getting ready for their harvest feast.

Learn the true story of Thanksgiving with the Nr. 1 bestselling chapter book series of all time, Magic Tree House! 

Start introducing the story of the first Thanksgiving and why we celebrate Thanksgiving with your preschoolers. This book will help you with it!

It’s a time for giving thanks when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day celebration. The Pilgrims ask the children to help get things ready.

Free Pilgrim Hat Template and Coloring Page Printables

Use our fun pilgrim coloring page or make a pilgrim hat DIY for Thanksgiving day. Either way, your children will have a fun afternoon of crafting.

Below I also added some fun facts about pilgrims and more Thanksgiving activity ideas for you.


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How to Make a Pilgrim Hat Step-By-Step

This pilgrim activity is super fun and makes the perfect DIY Thanksgiving Day hat to wear for grown-ups and children.

Let me show you now how to make a paper pilgrim hat. First, we have to see what kind of supplies are needed for our pilgrim hat craft:

Pilgrim Hat Template Materials

Pilgrim Hat Template Instructions

Step 1: Pilgrim Hat Printout

Begin with printing out our pilgrim hat template on white paper

free pilgrim hat template printable

Step 2: Cut out

Then cut out the pilgrim hat outlines.

cut out pilgrim hat template

Step 3: Trace (optional)

Now use your cutouts as stencils and trace them on colored paper.

Use your pilgrim picture to see which colors are needed for which part of the pilgrim hat.

But mainly the trapezoid and the two headband pieces need to be black.

The smaller rectangle will be a brown band from the pilgrim hat and the buckle in yellow or gold.

This step is optional if you do not have colored paper move on directly to step 4.

Step 4: Color

In case you don’t have black, brown, or yellow paper skip step 3 and take your markers to color your pilgrim hat cutouts.

Step 5: Glue

Now it is time to glue your pieces all together.

Start by taking your trapezoid and attaching the black headbands by attaching them to the bottom.

Above the headband glue the brown band with the golden buckle.

Instead of using glue you could also stapler to attach the pilgrim hat pieces.

Step 6: Adjust the Band and Headband

At last, it is time to adjust the brown band and the black headbands for your children.

  1. Since the brown headband is rectangular you will need to take the scissor and cut it so it matches the line of the trapezoid on both sides.
  2. Then you will need to adjust the size of the headband to your child’s head and glue them together in the back.

Now you turned your easy pilgrim hat printable into a fun Thanksgiving day hat to wear. What do you think?

free template pilgrim hat printable craft

Do you enjoy our free pilgrim hat outline template and coloring page?
Then go check out our popular fall craft activities. How about our Apple CraftsScarecrow Art Projects, and Hedgehog Activities next?

More Fun Thanksgiving Activities

Did you enjoy your DIY pilgrim hat tutorial? Don’t worry the fun does not have to end.

Here are more great Thanksgiving arts and crafts projects for you and your kids to explore:

If these weren’t enough go check out our list of 15+ Best Thanksgiving Activities or 30 Best Friendsgiving Game Ideas next.

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free printable pilgrim hat coloring page

Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their paper pilgrim hats?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!


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