Simple DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair

When I think Seuss, I always think of The Cat in the Hat. Probably the first Seuss book I was introduced to, and still a favorite. I came up with a super simple way to replicate the hair for Thing 1 and Thing 2, so that you can make a simple DIY Thing 1 Costume (or Thing 2 costume). I’m absolutely in love with how this DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 hair turned out!

I made this project as part of a special Craft Lightning series. This week, Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, Sarah from Mom Endeavors, and I are whipping up fast Seuss-inspired crafts that take 15 minutes or less. And, we’ve invited a bunch of our friends to join in! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out their Seussian crafts.

Easy DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair from Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat


I’ve made a video that shows you how the hair is made, watch the video below, or scroll down for a photo step-by-step.



You’ll need:
Felt Hat
1.5 Blue feather boas per hat
Hot Glue

supplies for thing 1 thing 2 hair

Start by pulling the ears, eyes, and nose from the felt hat. I just pulled them off.

remove pieces

Using the hot glue, glue the boa in a spiral around the hat, starting at the base.

glue in a spiral

Keep gluing, until you’ve run out of boa. Add the second boa, keep going around until you reach the top. Cut the excess, then glue down the end. Find a red shirt for a super simple costume to go with your DIY Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hair! If you like, make a Duck Tape Cat in the Hat hat for a friend to wear!

Thing 1 and thing 2 hair on head


Check out these other fun and fast Seuss crafts!


Busy Mom’s Helper made this cute Seuss Printable.



I’m loving this Seuss Inspired Loopy Bow from Occasionally Crafty!


Dr. Seuss-Inspired Loopy Bow Tutorial


Want a Seuss Valentine? Randi from Sowdering About made a fun one!

Valentines Day as you grow

I’m loving this Green Eggs and Ham Snack from Practically Functional! Green-Eggs-And-Ham-Pretzel-Bites-7

And, of course, fun Truffula Trees! These were whipped up by Rhonda over at Mrs. Greene.




This Seuss Pinwheel from Michelle at Weekend Craft is a fun craft for kids to help make. Dr+Seuss+Pinwheels

And Abby from Lovin’ Our Chaos has fun Thing 1 and Thing 2 Handprint art!


This Seuss Night Light is great for any reader’s bedroom, the details are over at Holy Craft.

dr. seuss nightlight



Our guest co-host for this week’s Craft Lightning, Sarah from Mom Endeavors made a fun Seuss Puzzle.




This Free Printable Seuss Art was created by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, my longtime co-host for Craft Lightning. free-printable-seuss-art


Be sure to come back tomorrow for more Seuss=inspired quick crafting!


  1. Gayle Westover says

    Love the Thing hats! Can you tell me where you found the felt hats? I’ve looked at a few places and they don’t carry them. Thanks!

  2. Hi, I’m trying to make a thing 1 outfit and I was wondering where these hats could be found

  3. Hi, My baby’s second birthday is coming up and I’m dressing him up as the cat and wanted to dress my husband and myself as things 1 & 2, but I’m not sure if these felt hats would fit an adult, will they?, and if not, what else can I use for a base for the wigs? Thanks for your help!

    • Carolina says

      What a fun idea! You can use these hats for adults, it won’t work quite as well, though. While the hat will probably fit on top of your head, the sides and back won’t come down far enough to cover your actual hair, and that makes it less fun. I googled and amazoned some other hats, and didn’t see any that would work for covering the sides and back… so the next best option would probably be an adult-size beanie. If you search “skull cap beanie” you’ll find some with a good shape for covering all your hair. You should still be able to make it with a hot glue gun, I would get a foam head from the craft store to put the beanie on while gluing on the feather boas.

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