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Mob Cap Instructions

Take a 20" X 20" piece of poster paper. Fold the paper in a "hot dog" and "hamburger" direction. This gives you the center of the paper.

From the center of the paper, measure 9 inches (the radius), then mark the spot. Repeat this procedure every 2" until you have marked all the way around the paper in a circle.

Connect the marks until you have a completed circle. Cut out the circle. Ask, "What is the diameter for a circle whose radius is 9 inches?" Have students refer to Vocabulary Graphic Organizier.

Take the circle you just cut out. Follow the same procedure and mark 7 inches this time from the center of the circle. Repeat this procedure every 2" until you have marked all the way around the paper in a circle. DO NOT CUT THIS OUT! On each mark you will punch a hole. The pattern for the mob cap is complete.

Place the pattern on the cloth and trace the circumference. Cut out the circle. Mark on the cloth the places where you punched out a hole. Punch out the holes which you marked on the cloth.

Next, take a piece of ribbon. Tie it around the person's head for whom you are the making the mob cap. Tie a bow in the front. This gives you an approximate length of the ribbon. Cut the necessary length. Weave the ribbon in and out of the holes in the cloth. Gather the material as you proceed.

Place the mob cap on the person's head. Gather the material until it is properly fitted to the head. Tie a bow in front. YOU NOW HAVE A MOB CAP!



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