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11/21/2011 08:47 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Napkin Folding: Bishop's Hat (PHOTOS)

Flickr photo by Dennis Wong

You can't go wrong with a classic, and the same holds true for napkin folds. The Bishop's Hat is a traditional, sophisticated fold that will look amazing on any tablescape. It only takes a minimal time investment to create this look, but we recommend making them in advance (you know, to get one thing off of your holiday to-do list). To get the crispest points on the corners of the "cap," we recommend ironing the napkin first with a bit of starch.

Click here for the step-by-step photo tutorial, and enjoy!

Want more napkin folding ideas? Check out this slideshow.

  • The Bishop's Hat
    Flickr/DennisWong
    A classic fold that will take you back to your cruise ship vacation of '09. Follow this YouTube tutorial for the how-to.
  • The Three-Pocket
    Between Naps On The Porch
    This idea also gives you a place to put all those forks and flowers. Visit Between Naps On The Porch for the tutorial.
  • The Rosette
    The Stone Gable
    Much easier than you'd think. Really, it's just an (artfully) rolled-up napkin. No ironing needed. Visit The Stone Gable for the full details.
  • The Kimono
    100 Layer Cake
    You won't even have to worry about setting a proper table with this one. 100 Layer Cake has the step-by-step.
  • The Collared Shirt
    How About Orange
    It was originally made for Father's Day, but hey, why not. How About Orange will show you how.
  • The Candle
    Flickr/gematrium
    So easy, we probably don't need to tell you how to do this. But we will: Just fold the napkin into a triangle, then roll. Stick the rolled napkin into a glass. Done. If you need pics, check out The Napkin Folding Guide (which indeed exists).