Make your Star Wars fan a unique hat! Make a Stormtrooper Hat, and customize it for a unique creation. This post contains affiliate links which add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to this site which allows for creation of more craft and Cricut tutorials.
I have a Stormtrooper obsessed boy in my house. He collects Stormtrooper figurines, sleeps in Stormtrooper pajamas, keeps time on his Stormtrooper watch, and has a Stormtrooper shirt for every occasion. I had never tried my hand at using iron-on vinyl on a hat, but when I discovered the cute Stormtrooper cut files in Cricut Design Space, I decided to make him the one thing he does NOT have– a Stormtrooper Hat.
Where to Find Stormtrooper Cut Files
Cricut Design Space has made great headway in offering licensed images. They have a surprising number of Star Wars related designs, including new Mandalorian images. While items made with these images cannot be sold in your Etsy shop or to friends, they are perfect for personal use. Browse all of the images in Cricut Design Space. If you are not a Cricut Access subscriber, the image used in today’s project will probably cost a small fee. If you have considered becoming a Cricut Access subscriber but are still questioning if it is an investment for you, check out this article on Do I Really Need Cricut Access?
Supplies to Make a Stormtrooper Hat
- Cricut cutting machine: The Cricut Explore Air 2 series machines or Cricut Maker will work with this project.
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Iron-on Vinyl, one color
- Blank Hat
- Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Pillow or balls of yarn for placing in the hat while pressing
Find your Stormtrooper cut file on Cricut Design Space. I’m using the “Move Along Stormtrooper” design with the “Move Along” portion sliced off. Grab the ready-to-make cut file here. It is set to size for a standard sized hat. Measure the hat to make sure that the image design will fit in the space. Send the design to the Cricut machine for cutting. Make sure that the image is mirrored before cutting!
After the design has finished cutting, weed the design with the Cricut Weeding Tool. This means removing any of the vinyl that doesn’t belong.
Preheat the Cricut EasyPress Mini as directed on the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide. The Cricut Interactive Heat Guide is my go-to when using any iron-on vinyl. I never do a project without consulting the heat guide!
Place the weeded image on the front of the hat.
Place the yarn balls or pillow (or any other plush item that you can find to use) inside the hat. The point is to hold the hat’s shape and give firmness inside the hat for the Cricut EasyPress Mini to press upon.
Follow the instructions in the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide to adhere the design to the front of the hat. Take advantage of the small size of the Cricut EasyPress Mini to get into the grooves of the hat much easier than a standard iron or regular sized EasyPress!
Looking for more Cricut related tutorials? Check out my Cricut project page, where I share lots more iron-on vinyl projects.