Make Bride & Groom Mouse Ear Baseball Caps

We used cheap bride and groom ball caps I bought as a set for $10 on eBay. We wanted the shade of a ball cap instead of the top hat/headband combo. For the groom ears, just buy a cheap-o set of classic black mouse ears and cut them off, leaving a bit of the material at the base of them.

We made slits in the sides of the ball cap and pushed the fabric at the base of the ears through, then covered it on the inside of the cap with black felt that was affixed using Barge, an industrial-strength adhesive they use to put soles on shoes. You can also use contact adhesive/cement made by Dap or 3M (and found at the hardware store). But Patrick doesn’t recommend hot glue because it isn’t a strong enough bond.

The bride ears were trickier and more spendy, because you have to buy that headband. Patrick removed the ears, trim and veil, and then affixed the ears to the ball cap the same way he did the groom ears. It’s harder because of the sequins. There is a wire loop forming each bride ear, and when you detach the ears from the headband, there is wire at the bottom that can be pushed through the slits in the ball cap, and then covered with felt. When you cut the material off the headband you’ll see how the ears are attached to it and maybe be able to reuse that structure. Patrick used Barge to affix the veil and trim at the top.

Bride & Groom Mouse Ear Hats

Anniversary Mouse Ear Hats

Back to Top

25 Responses
  • Allison
    November 15, 2010

    I would love the mr. and mrs one!! Can I have it before Christmas!

  • KATHY
    April 25, 2011

    DO YOU SELL THE BRIDE AND GROOM BASEBALL CAPS? ADORABLE

    • lurkyloo
      April 25, 2011

      We don’t sell these, but hopefully I’ve made the instructions clear enough that anyone with access to a craft store can replicate our work. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Lizz
    June 16, 2011

    How much WOULD you sell them for! I am very interested.

    • lurkyloo
      June 16, 2011

      Patrick says, “Five THOUSAND dollars!!!” I think he’s kidding… maybe… He’s so swamped with building puppets these days that I think he can’t even imagine taking on the project! 😉

  • Michelle
    August 23, 2011

    What did you use to make the slits in the caps?

    • lurkyloo
      August 23, 2011

      Patrick used a blade—like an X-acto knife. Hope this helps!

  • Danielle
    September 4, 2011

    Thank you very much for these directions. We just made ours last night and cannot wait to wear them on our honeymoon next week!

    • lurkyloo
      September 4, 2011

      So glad you found them useful. Congratulations on your upcoming honeymoon!

  • iluvasoldier
    September 6, 2011

    So cute. I think i’m going to try to use this idea to make tophat groom ears, but we shall see. Gotta find a cheapish tophat first.

    • lurkyloo
      September 6, 2011

      Oooh – let me know how it turns out! Maybe the Halloween stores will have good cheap top hats soon.

  • Nancy
    April 13, 2012

    Where did you find the ears?

    • Carrie
      April 13, 2012

      We cut the groom ears off a classic mouse ear hat, and the bride ears were from a headband sold at the Disney parks and resorts.

  • Melissa
    May 21, 2012

    I am in LOVE with the Mr. and Mrs hats! I will be making some for us for our next visit to Disney in the fall! Thanks for sharing;)

    • Carrie
      May 22, 2012

      Yay! I’m so glad you like them!

  • Stephanie
    August 25, 2012

    I love these instructions. My 10th wedding anniversary is coming up and we’re going to Disneyland. I’m making these. Thanks for the instructions!

    • Carrie
      August 26, 2012

      Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!

  • Jeanne
    August 24, 2013

    But, where did you get the cheap-o Mickey ears from?

    • Carrie
      August 24, 2013

      We just bought the most basic mouse ear hat Disney sells and cut the ears off.

  • Matthew
    February 15, 2014

    Hi, I really want the groom mickey ear baseball cap….I’ve been trying to find something because my fiance already has her bride ears. So how much and can I get it by 1st week of march?

    • Carrie
      February 17, 2014

      Hi! I do not make or sell these, I just posted the steps my husband followed when he made our caps for our honeymoon and anniversary. Hopefully you will find them easy enough to be able to do something similar yourself!

  • Suzette Gonzalez
    March 15, 2016

    Interested in purchasing a pare.

    • Carrie
      March 15, 2016

      You know, we don’t actually make these for sale, but I believe there are some sellers on Etsy who do something similar!

  • Julie Latendresse
    July 13, 2016

    I’m looking at the bride’s cap, is it made with “paillette “. Glitter?

    • Carrie
      July 18, 2016

      The ball cap is just black embroidery thread on white cotton, but the ears have paillettes on them. They came that way on the headband I bought from Disney.

What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *