This tutorial shows how to draw a Santa hat in six steps with easy drawing examples and quick and simple instructions.
Please note that while this is a fairly easy tutorial it may take some time to draw the small details of the fluff around the bottom and pom pom parts of the hat.
You will also need to do some erasing between the different steps so be sure to start the tutorial in pencil and make light and thin lines.
Step 1 – Draw the Bottom of the Hat
Begin with the bottom part of the hat. Draw it slightly curved and position it at the bottom of the page/drawing area so that you have enough space for the taller portion above it.
Step 2 – Draw the Top of the Hat
The top portion is basically a cone that is bent at the halfway point with the second half hanging downwards. You can draw this as shown in the example.
Step 3 – Add the Pom Pom
At the tip of the hat draw a circle for the pom pom. Do this with it overlapping part of it’s bottom area and then simply erase that part of the drawing. You can also add a little line near the bend in the hat to show a fold in the fabric.
Once done you should have the basic outline of the Santa hat. You can leave the line drawing at this stage if you want to keep it very simple (go over it with a pen or maker and then color). If you want a more interesting hat move on to the next step.
Step 4 – Add the Fluff of the Pom Pom
To make the pom pom look fluffy draw some tiny fur like clumps surrounding it. You can draw each clump with just two lines making each line either a wave or a curve like shape.
To keep the fluff looking natural draw each of the clumps of slightly different size and length.
Step 5 – Add the Fluff of the Bottom & Finish the Line Drawing
After adding the fluff to the pom pom you can do the same thing for around the bottom part of the hat. Once you finish this go over your drawing with a black pen or maker (or darker pencil lines).
Step 6 – Color the Hat
There really is not much to coloring the Santa hat but some color can make it look much nicer. Simply keep the fluff white and fill the rest of the hat with red.
As mentioned at the start of the tutorial a Santa hat is not very difficult to draw. The main challenge is in adding the small details of the fluff. While you can leave those out it can certainly make for a much nicer hat if you do take the time to draw them.
For more similar tutorials also see:
- How to Draw Mittens Step by Step
- How to Draw a Snowflake Step by Step
- How to Draw a Snowman Step by Step