Make your own Pressman’s Hat
Recycling too dull for you? Put yesterday’s newspaper to better use with these instructions on how to fold a pressman’s hat:
Much research has been done to establish the origin of this unique headpiece. It has never been determined when or where the first paper hat was worn, but records show that it was being worn in the United States as early as 1748… The handmade hat is worn by pressmen as protection against ink, grease, oil and paper lint which might otherwise get in their hair.
Just make sure you start with a large enough piece of paper, because your local rag may not make an adult-sized hat. Today’s smaller newspapers save money and protect the environment, but apparently they also make hats “better suited to children and pets.”Bookmark / Share / Print