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+Link Hat Tutorial+ by nayruasukei +Link Hat Tutorial+ by nayruasukei
Made this by popular demand :D

Here's my hat for reference: [link]

PROTIP: If you need help keeping it on your head, try one of two things: bobby pins on the sides if you don't mind them showing, OR if you do, try cutting small slits parallel to the brim of the hat inside it to slide the pins into. This should keep it secure all around :3

Feel free to come to me with questions. :heart:

You can buy a nice ocarina from for $30
that is either the fairy ocarina or the ocarina of time. They sound beautiful and work great for cosplay!


First girl in the hat is me, second girl is :iconnimhithegra:~ go give her some love :heart:
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plaker Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
your instructions indicate to cut the curved line of the hat pattern on the bias, if the bias is the folded portion of the fabric, it is a straight line and you cannot cut the curve of the pattern on a straight fold, is this a typo or am I reading it wrong?
kisalina Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
aww thanks c:
Runagon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Assuming I forgot to add the tail end before sewing it all together, is there another way I could add it without it looking messy? Thanks c:
CrissyTheFireWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! My aunt needed this!
HealerKira Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really good tutorial! I feel like a few things could've been better explained, but I did end up with a pretty nice hat in the end. Kudos!
Thechaosninja Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Need to make a new hat before long, but love your simple tutorial.
XxAmuFujibioshixX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student
Thank you very much for making this tutorial!! It helped me a lot, and I'm half way done with making my hat!
Vaarian Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much for this guide! I would never have been able to finish my halloween costume to the high brand of quality that it is now without it! ^^ 

(You can see the hat here if you wanna:…
badgirl842 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Wow, this is awesome! I want to cosplay as Skyward Sword Link next year (so I'm getting started on it now, as I'm not a very good seamstress ^^;), so thank you very much for this! The TP hat and the SS hat are really similar, so I think I can improvise with the differences here. :D

Now, I hope you don't mind me asking, but what kind of fabric would you suggest for the SS hat? Also, rather than having to pin it in place, how well do you think sewing elastic inside the brim will work? And by "elastic", I mean that stretchy band you find in the top of your yoga pants to keep them up -- I don't know what it's actually called, elastic is just what I call it. :XD:
shadethenighthunter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist
How do you know how big to make the triangle and how big to make it to the size of your head?

TheKennyLoggins Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Oh man, This Is It. This is The Real Thing. I will cherish my hat Forever, thanks!
ZGundam0 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Oh man, this is awesome
Aquos4 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my mom made my older brother a link hat when he was in 5th grade, but now we're going to make a new one for me to use in my link costume. This will be very useful. :)
JazzPA123 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
My felt Link hat came out perfect! I followed a youtube video [link], along with this pattern. I cut mine like he shows in the picture: 30-36 inches long on the longest side and 12 inches wide for head width (24 in.{-1in after sewn} circumference), I cut 2 identical isosceles triangles 12"x 3ft. Did a 1/2" seam for all the sewing.
I also made Link ears! Hand drew them 2" to 2 1/2" at the widest point, and 5 1/2" long up to the point. I made the ear on paper, cut out the shape pinned the paper to 2 "skin" colored felt material- right sides together, sewed around the paper. Leaving the widest opening unsewn, turned it right side out, folded in and sewed the edge shut. Added a few details to the ear with zigzag stitch and attached the ears to the hat with a few stitches with invisible thread! :)
JazzPA123 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Another tutorial showed the hat to be cut 12 inches wide. So that's what I'm going to do. 3ft x 12in.
And the head band 6in wide by 24in. long :)
ordonlink Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think i have said this before. The seam is on the top?
mint-heart Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
what are the dimensions for the triangle part please? you've only put 3feet on one side.
and how big should the end piece be?
PhyscoBallerina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally helped me finish my Halloween costume! <3
Pokemon-fox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I failed...
muffinblaster Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Hi! I loved the Tutorial and took a crack at it myself! Thank you so much!
Aquos4 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
PERFECT! this is just what i need for my epic cosplay pic of someone behind me taking a picture of me looking in a mirror whilst in my normal link cosplay and then i take a pic of myself looking into the same mirror in my dark link costume and BOOM SON, Mirror of Dark-awesome-ness!
Starletta39 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
thank you SO MUCH for making this tutorial!!
and your first photo is very cute ^.^
kyosplosion Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm modifying this pattern for my Ultra Sword cosplay, and this really helps!

I can finally have my own wind sock hat! :D
Silver-Kit Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best Link hat tutorial I've found. This is great!

Thank you so much!
yamisorakitsune Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Zacheriahbmiller Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Nayruasukei, will you marry me?
Angel-Niia Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very useful. I might make one sometime! :)
Simarlin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is epic.
Thank you!!! >w<
renegadeR3B3L Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
big help! thankyou so much:]
Shazaria Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, this tutorial helped me alot :)
ArgonBradley Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Whats "Oni Link"?
Zacheriahbmiller Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Majora's Mask. "Fierce Deity's Mask."
Neophoia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
thank you for making this tutorial :heart:
I was going crazy trying to figure out how to make the hat for my Link cosplay. This helped me a lot.
gamerC0LA64 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Such a good tutorial.

I'm willing to give this a try. Now, if only I could sew...
LooneyLune Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much~ ^-^ I really appreciate how you but the different colour-chart thing!

Great tutorial
randomanimegirl789 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This could also work for a John hat. (He's from homestuck)
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Link CAN'T be 5"4, he'd be shorter than me!!! :ohnoes: Anyway, great tutorial, it really helped! Off to me Xmas party with my master sword in my hand...
IwannabeZelda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for making this...
also, I think Link would be roughly 5"4-5"6
blergo Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just made one for my girlfriend, she is going to a nintendo party tommorow night as link. now she wants a black fleecy one to "wear all the time". It took me 3 hours to hand sew, maybe it is time i bought a sewing
Petrie27 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Wow. This is the same exact technique I came up with to make mine, heh.

By the way...Link is actually about 5"4. ^^
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Yeah, I was corrected on his height (which feels weird to me, I imagine heros being taller) but hey, whatever works!
Naquavslink Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
why a separate piece for the tip?
Petrie27 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
His hat always goes down to his elbows, which is roughly half a person's height, so the tutorial works for an average male. ^^
LexabelleLove Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you so much for the tutorial. My 4 year old brother is being Link for Halloween and we have not been able to find him a hat! I decided today that I would make him a hat. I loved your tutorial - it was so easy to understand! Thank so much!
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Oh good! :D I love hearing that.
AngstMuffinofDoom Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I'm using your tutorial to make my Link and Dark Link hats for Oni-con. So thank you for having one.
expiredgummiworm Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Your tutorial is great. Very easy to understand.
I am going to make a cosplay blog soon. I will be sure to give you credit.
Only one question: what do you think are good dimensions for the tip piece?
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Mine was... give or take 6 inches long?
huhnchen33 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the info, did you hand sew or use a sweing machine though?
nayruasukei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Sewing machine, for sure.
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