To make a fun hat, you will need: a painter’s hat or an inexpensive cap, permanent markers, a needle and thread, buttons, and stickers. Optional: personalize hats for gifts by adding decorated fishhooks, old pins or tie tacks, charms, bells, lace, flowers, or other small objects.

Write fun messages and greetings on the hat, sew on the buttons, and decorate it with stickers. If desired, add some of the optional items.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki; Photo by Matt Reier