I wanted to give my niece something different than just a card with some money in it, so I came up with this graduation hat box. The box bottom is 4.5 x 4.5 and the top just slightly larger. The hat top is 5 x 5. Glue a button in the middle of the top and add a tassel. I also made a little envelope (3 x 3) to fit inside and tied with a ribbon. My neice loved it!