|(a) Straighten out the flag to full
length and fold lengthwise once.
(b) Fold it lengthwise a second time to meet the
open edge, making sure that the union of stars
on the blue field remains outward in full view. (A large flag may have
to be folded lengthwise
a third time.)
(c) A triangular fold is then started by bringing
the striped corner of the folded edge to the open edge.
(d) The outer point is then turned inward parallel
with the open edge to form a second triangle.
(e) The diagonal or triangular folding is continued
toward the blue union until the end is reached, with only the blue showing
and the form being that of a cocked (three corner) hat.