There are more kinds of hats than you could probably hope to ever count. Some hats, like helmets, serve the purpose of protecting the wearer, while others serve a purely fashionable purpose.
They also come to represent certain careers and vocations, and have come to be emblems of everything from chefs to Victorian detectives.
Since we’ve seen so many hats in our lives, it must be easy to draw one, right? That’s where things can get surprising, as hats can actually be quite challenging to draw.
In this step-by-step guide on how to draw a hat, we will show you that it doesn’t have to be hard when you know what to do!
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- How to Draw A Hat – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, draw the rim of the hat
- Step 3 – Now, draw the top of the hat
- Step 4 – Next, draw a fold in the hat
- Step 5 – Draw the base of the hat
- Step 6 – Now, you can draw the band of the hat
- Step 7 – Draw the final details of the hat in this step
- Step 8 – Now finish off your hat drawing with some color
- Your Hat Drawing is Complete
How to Draw A Hat – Let’s get Started!
We will be drawing a fedora hat for this guide on how to draw a hat. To get started, we will be drawing an oval with a light pencil.
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We are using a pencil, as this oval will just be to guide you as you draw. The oval will represent the hole of the hat, and while we won’t be able to see the hole the oval will help you to position the hat properly.
Once you’ve drawn the hole with your pencil so that it looks like the reference image, you can use it for the next few steps.
Step 2 – Next, draw the rim of the hat
Using the oval that you drew in the previous step, we will draw the rim of your hat drawing now.
Starting from one end of the oval and looping around to the other, draw a curved line that looks like the one in our picture.
The line should be drawn so that the bottom of the oval is inside the new shape while the upper part isn’t. That may sound complicated, but it will make sense once you’re drawing it!
Step 3 – Now, draw the top of the hat
The top of the hat is the part that often throws people off when drawing it. To draw the top of this one, we will use two lines.
First, the line on the left will be curved and extend up from below the rim, as you can see in our reference image. Then below it, there will be another line that starts below the one you just drew.
This line will have a sort of tick at the beginning before extending backward below the other side of the hat’s rim. The reference image will help you to have it looking right as you draw.
Step 4 – Next, draw a fold in the hat
Hats are made out of material, so that means they aren’t solid and have creases and folds. We will add one of these folds in this guide on how to draw a hat.
To draw this, simply draw a line near the top of the hat that has a sort of fishhook shape to it.
Step 5 – Draw the base of the hat
We have another simple step for your hat drawing up next! Simply draw a line between the lines of the bottom of the top of the hat in a curved direction.
This will form the bottom of the hat that connects to the rim.
Step 6 – Now, you can draw the band of the hat
Using the line from the previous step, we will be drawing a band for your hat in this step of this guide on how to draw a hat.
To do this, simply draw another line running parallel above the line from the previous step. It’s as simple as that, and you’re ready for the final details!
Step 7 – Draw the final details of the hat in this step
Often in drawing, the smaller details can really help to finish off a picture. That will prove the case for your hat drawing, as we will be adding some final touches before moving on to the coloring in stage.
First, draw a line running closely parallel to the rim of the hat. This will give the rim the look of slight thickness.
Finally, draw some lines near the base and band of the hat to finish it off. Before moving on, be sure to add any more details that you would like! Perhaps you could even draw a head beneath the hat to show us who is wearing it.
Step 8 – Now finish off your hat drawing with some color
In this eighth and final step of your hat drawing, we will be finishing it off with some colors. We used a brown color scheme to give a classic leather look to the hat, but you have many options to choose from!
Hats come in many different colors, fabric and material variations, so you can achieve lots of cool looks using just your colors.
Choosing the colors that you would like is just part of it though, as you can also experiment with some different art mediums.
Depending on the art tools that you use, you can get bright, vibrant colors or a more muted, moody feel for your image.
Which colors and art mediums are you thinking of for your hat drawing?
Your Hat Drawing is Complete
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a hat was created with two goals in mind. The first goal was to show you that drawing a hat can be a simpler process when you have steps to help you out along the way.
The second goal was to make this a process that would be lots of fun for you! We hope that we achieved both goals and that you found this tutorial to be both helpful and enjoyable to use.
Now that you can draw this hat, it’s up to you to show us how creative you can be with it!
Will you draw a fun, colorful background for this hat, or draw some objects around it to show us a bit more about who could own this hat? We can’t wait to see what you can come up with!
We have many more awesome step-by-step drawing guides like this one on our website coming out all the time, so be sure to check in often to make sure you never miss out!
Once you have completed your hat drawing, we would also love it if you would share your artwork on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to enjoy!