Get ready for 4th of July with EZ-EL's Independence Day Hat! Take our red, white, and blue EL wire and make your own July 4th hat. It's great for the whole July 4th weekend! Wear it, show your patriotism, and have fun with it!
Using a scissor, cut a 3/4 in. hole at the top corner of the hat. Mimic what is being done in the picture or poke a hole wherever you want to start off your design. Poking this hole will help conceal the start of the wire and allow the output wires to be concealed inside the hat.
You can do any pattern you choose to. Place the wire anywhere you want to start your design. I chose to start the process at the top of the hat.
Poke the needle from inside the hat through to the outside, around the wire and back inside the hat. Continue two more times. The string should end up back inside the the hat where you tie it off with the starting end.
Wrap it to an edge and sew it at the curving point.
Put the EL wires together. Sew the beginning to the side of the hat first, then start twisting. Once you are satisfied with the length of the twist pattern go ahead and sew the end point of the twist pattern to the hat. (I twisted the wire until I used up all the wire.) Then twist-tie the end point to prevent it from unraveling.
Using the twisted pattern wrap the wire around the hat or line it up to create your own design.