An elf hat napkin fold is a festive way to make a stylishly rolled-up cone napkin! Inspired by Santa’s little elves, this type of napkin folding is perfect for most occasions such as Christmas, It is a simple yet elegant way to fold a napkin easily which is great for many guests because it only takes less than a minute to fold. It will also leave an impression on your guests since it’s different from other folds.
Fold the table napkin into a rectangle
To make the elf napkin fold, grab a square piece of cloth or paper napkin. It's up to you what color you want the pointed hat napkin. Once you have picked the napkin of your choice, lay it on a flat surface.
Fold the napkin lengthwise in half. Do this by bringing the top edge to the bottom edge.
Shape the napkin into a cone
Now start rolling the napkin from left to right.
Keep rolling the table napkin in an upwards diagonal motion.
Secure the base of the elf napkin fold
Stop rolling until you form a cone. Follow the image above for guidance on how it should look like.
See the extra flap at the bottom? To secure the cone-shaped napkin, bring the bottom flaps upwards.
Congratulations, the Christmas Elf napkin fold is done!
- There's an extra flap on this hat napkin tutorial. You may tuck the flap inside the rim of the hat.
- This napkin fold isn't just for Christmas, it could also be used for other events depending on what color of napkin you'll be using. For example, use a purple, orange or black napkin and it will turn into a witches' hat. This would make a wonderful table setting especially during the Halloween season
- Is the elf hat napkin tilting? Most likely, it's because you're using a soft or thin piece of napkin. If you're using cloth, it's better to starch it first to make it stiff. You can also starch the cloth napkin by making your mix of starch and water. Spray it evenly on a flat surface, then iron it with an ironing board. You can also get ready-made starch spray from the store or make your own by mixing equal parts starch and water in a bowl. Then evenly coat the napkin with the mixture on a flat surface until it dries entirely, being careful not to get any of it onto your hands before. Once dried, you can fold it into a hat cone!