Learn How to Make a Simple Yet Fancy Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold

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Learn How to Make a Simple Yet Fancy Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold

Introduction:

This Cardinal hat napkin fold is perfect for fancy dinner parties or small lunches on the go. If you are fond of the Bishop’s hat napkin fold, you might enjoy learning how to fold a napkin into a cardinal’s hat! Fold your napkins into a shapely hat and add a sophisticated touch to your table settings! The cardinal is easy and looks super fancy, so it works well with both fancy and casual occasions.

Step 1

Make a cardinal napkin fold by making a diamond base first

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 01

To make this cardinal hat, start with a square piece of table napkin. We recommend using a linen or cloth napkin that is red. Place it on a flat surface and orientate it into a diamond.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 02

Fold it into a triangle by bringing the bottom corner to the top.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 03

Bring the left corner to the top corner. See image above for guide.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 04

Do the same on the right side. Diagonally fold the right corner to the top corner. this will be the diamond base of the hat napkin.

Step 2

Bring the bottom part upwards

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 05

Flip the diamond folded napkin to the other side.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 06

Fold a part of the bottom to the top. It should look something like the picture above.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 07

Next, fold the topmost flap in half by bringing its top corner to the bottom edge.

Step 3

Shape the napkin into a Cardinal hat

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 08

To create the hat shaped napkin, bring the right side to the middle.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 09

Form a cylinder by bringing the right side to the left.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Step 010

Insert the right side flap into the inside pocket of the left side flap. This will secure the fold of the hat napkin.

How to Make a Cardinal Hat Napkin Fold - Finish

Turn it over to the other side, and the Cardinal hat napkin fold is done!

Extra Tips

  • There are many ways the Cardinal hat napkin folding on a table setting. Like other folded napkins, it’s best to place the napkin in the center of the plate. You must make sure that the left and right tips are at the same height and point toward the viewer. If a large food or menu card is placed in the center of the main plate, you could put it at the top left side.
  • We hope you enjoyed learning how to make this cardinal hat napkin fold! If you're interested in learning how to make a similar hat napkin fold, try checking out Bishop hat napkin fold
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6 COMMENTS

  1. thank you,i getting hard to get it :]

  2. Very nicely done! Looks beautiful

  3. Folding a table napkin into the shape of a cardinal’s hat is a beautiful table decoration for Thanksgiving and Christmas tables! 🎄🦃

  4. Amazing. As I am a tourism major the knowledge you shared will obviously help me to enhance my skill of service and to present my skills in an upgraded manner. Thank you

    • me too i will memorize this for my home economics! in school

  5. I love it I am interested how to learn

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