5 Minute DIY Painted Fedora Hat

DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate
I have looked everywhere for a good hat. Unfortunately, I just don’t look good in hats of any kind and I’ve been searching high and low for a cute hat to wear for my cruise (!!!!) next month. Excuse the exclamation marks…can you tell I’m excited about my cruise?! As much as I wanted one of those huge but cute floppy hats to go with the new clothes I shamelessly bought for my vacation, floppy hats were just not made for my head. 

Nonetheless, I did stumble on this cute fedora in the dollar bin at Target and figured that I had to have it for a dollar. I’m still not destined to wear hats, but I think this painted fedora will look cute on my 5-year-old niece. After all, I painted it with her two favorite colors – pink and purple. 

This DIY is quick and easy, so sit in front of the TV and knock out a pattern in minutes. I’ll be honest, my triangles took me a little longer than 5 minutes though. Here’s the plain hat before:

DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate
Time: 5 minutes 


  • Fedora hat 
  • 3+ colors of acrylic paint 
  • Paintbrush

Separate your paints and paint your pattern either directly on a fedora or on the band around a fedora. Hint: you can totally add a thick ribbon to a fedora! I painted small triangles, alternating with upside down ones as I made my way around the hat. Let it all dry and wear, gift it, own it! Easy as pie, right? 

DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate
My vacation is still a few weeks away, so I’m still hunting for a good floppy hat I might be able to pull off! Happy crafting! 

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