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Q: Making a pressroom paper hat ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Making a pressroom paper hat
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: hans1950-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 08 May 2004 12:00 PDT
Expires: 07 Jun 2004 12:00 PDT
Question ID: 343251
Where can I find instructions for making a pressroom paper hat?
Subject: Re: Making a pressroom paper hat
Answered By: leli-ga on 08 May 2004 13:08 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Hans1950

Here are a few sets of illustrated step-by-step instructions. I hope
they help you enjoy making your hat!

How to make a Pressman's Hat

" . . . traditional hats that newspaper pressmen have worn for years"

Impress your family & friends with a homemade pressman's hat!

How to make a Pressman's Hat

Make a pressman's hat!
(See page 2)
"It's easy to make a hat just like the ones the pressmen used to wear
to keep ink out of their hair."

These last instructions may be the clearest of all, but to view them,
you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If you
don't already have it, you can download it free from:

While I was searching I found an article beginning:

"Paper hats were once as common in a pressroom as ink and advertising inserts.
Everyone working with the Courier-Post's printing press knew how to
make square paper hats from newsprint to protect their hair from the
ink that sprayed from the presses as they ran."

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have a problem with any of
the links I have provided, or if you would like me to clarify

Best wishes for successful hat-making - Leli

Search strategy:

pressroom paper hat
pressman's paper hat
pressroom OR pressman's hat instructions OR make
hans1950-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
THANKS!  It's been 50 years since I made and wore one of these hats. 
Now my grandchildren have challenged me to make some for them, but I
couldn't remember how.  You've saved the day!

Subject: Re: Making a pressroom paper hat
From: leli-ga on 10 May 2004 05:18 PDT
Thank-you very much for the kind message.

I'm glad I could help, and hope you and your grandchildren enjoy the hats.


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