Napkin folding techniques

Bishop's Hat napkin folding technique

The Bishop's Hat Napkin Fold

This is a classic dinner napkin fold, but it can be difficult to line up the corners in the cap. Some starch and an iron make it easier to be precise while folding this one.

...and yes I know it's not sitting in the center of the plate, next time I'll stay out of the cooking wine, I promise.


Napkin Fold #1
1. Lay the napkin face down in front of you.
Napkin Fold #2
2. Fold the dinner napkin in half so that the open end is towards you.
Napkin Fold #3
3. Fold the far-right corner diagonally towards you, resting the point in the center of the side closest to you.
Napkin Fold #4
4. Fold the near-left corner diagonally away from you, resting it so that it lays right next to the previous fold.
Napkin Fold #5
5. Flip the napkin over and orient it so it points to the far-left and to the near-right.
Napkin Fold #6
6. Fold the bottom half of the napkin up and away from you, laying it so the far edges run on top of one other.
Napkin Fold #7
7. Reach underneath of the napkin and pull out the flap on the right, making the near-side come to two points as seen in the picture.
Napkin Fold #8
8. Gently roll the left half of the left triangle over and tuck it's end underneath the right triangle.
Napkin Fold #9
9. Flip the napkin over, points pointing away from you.
Napkin Fold #10 10. Fold the right-triangle to the left, tucking it's end into the other triangle.
Napkin Fold #11 11. Open up the hat and press the material inside down to fill it out so that it becomes circular, this may take a little fidgeting.
Folded Napkin There you go, now all you need is a little bishop to wear it.