Create A Secret Compartment In Your Hat To Keep Your Valuables Hidden

Create A Secret Compartment In Your Hat To Keep Your Valuables Hidden

Say you’re out and about and you get approached by a not-so-friendly mugger. You can carry around a fake wallet in your pocket for such an occasion, but keep the real one in the awesome secret compartment in your hat. Instructables user sherrycayheyhey can show you how to do it.

All you need is the following:

  • A boonie hat (can be found online or at a military surplus store)
  • Sturdy fabric
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some thread
  • A needle
  • A zipper (buy one or rip it off something you’ve got, like a CD case)
  • Pins and other sewing items you may optionally want to use

Basically all you need to do is cut the fabric in a circle to fit inside the hat, cut a line in that circle to add the zipper, so the zipper on, and then sew your newly made compartment into the hat. You’ll have a much harder time figuring out all the stuff you’re going to now store in your head. For the entire run-down, hit up full post over at Instructables.

Boonie Hat Secret Compartment [Instructables]


  • I may be being a bit pedantic here, but in my experience, there’s a lot higher chance that you will lose your hat than your wallet. When you enter a restaurant or wherever the polite thing to do is remove the hat, and the wind is notorious for removing all manner of head wear! #}

    • Damn you gust of wind – there goes my fashionable yet inexpensive hat… At least I can buy a new one with this wad of cash I’m carrying…

      ..oh, no, wait…

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