How To Draw A Santa Hat -Fun Tutorial! 

This tutorial shows you how to draw a Santa hat in 8 easy steps. 

At Christmas time, it’s a good idea to sharpen your holiday drawing skills because you know what it means.

It means it’s homemade card-making time, and surely a Santa hat will come into the picture. 

Drawing a Santa hat is quite simple when you break it down into basic shapes.

We’ll take you through a simple step by step drawing process for easily making a Santa hat.

a colored line drawing of Santas Hat

By the way, we have many drawing tutorials showing easy ways to learn how to draw.

For example, you may want to check out our tutorial for drawing a gnome or a tee shirt.

And for another Christmas time activity, check out our free Elf coloring printables.

Also, a Santa hat is a great for drawing on a handmade Christmas card. For some inspiration, check out this list of 37 tutorials for DIY cards you can make for Christmas –on our DIY site.

Drawing Lesson Materials For How to Draw A Santa Hat

  • Sheet of paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils

Step By Step Instructions For How To Draw A Santa Hat

all the steps for how to draw a santa hat. steps marked by dotted lines for lines to draw.

Step 1. Create The Overall Shape Of Santa’s Hat

first step for drawing santas hat - depicted with dotted lines

First, draw a triangle that is taller than it is wide.

Step 2. Form The Shape For The Bottom Of The Hat

step for hat drawing

Now draw a big curved line extending just a little past the horizontal line at the bottom of the triangle.

Step 3. Add Sides To The Bottom Fold Of The Hat

dotted lines marking this step for how to draw santa's hat

Close off the fur section of the hat with two lines that both curve inward a little, with the top curving out wider than the bottom. 

Step 4. Create The Bend For Santa’s Hat

dotted lines showing hat bend

Draw a line that starts from the right side and starts to bend toward the left. This line is about ⅓ of the way down the hat.

Carry the line past the left side of the hat. This line continues out about as far as the width of the hat is at that point.

Step 5. Add The Tip Of The Hat

tip of fold marked by dotted lines in this drawing santa's hat step

Draw two diagonal lines that point slightly away from the hat from the left side of the line you just drew.

The inner diagonal line stops short, where you draw a line that connects the diagonal line to the hat.

Step 6. Draw The Pom Pom On Santa’s Hat

circle added to tip of hat

For this next step, draw Santa’s pom pom. Draw a circle over the top and center it with the tip at the halfway point. 

Now, draw a short vertical line at the bottom part of the outside fold and then a horizontal line across, like an l-shape. 

Step 7. Add Shape To The Christmas Hat

hat's natural bends are formed

First, erase the bottom tip of the hat from the center of the pom pom. 

Now draw two curves on the sides of the hat to give it a natural shape.

The curves start at the top of the hat’s fold and end where the bend begins. 

Step 8. Add Faux Fur To The Hat

step for drawing the fur around santa's hat

First erase all the inside lines for the main structure of the hat, but leave the pom pom circle and the bottom fold lne.

Now add the small details to Santa’s winter hat.

To make the white fur, add small wavy lines across the bottom of the hat and also around the pom pom.

final line drawing for how to draw a santa hat

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How To Draw A Santa Hat -Fun Tutorial!

A fun tutorial for how to draw a Santa hat. This simple tutorial will show you how to easily make this jolly fellow's hat. Perfect for putting on Christmas cards.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • pencil
  • eraser
  • paper
  • pencil sharpener

Tools

  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.

Instructions

  1. Create The Overall Shape Of Santa’s Hat Which Is A Triangle
  2. Form The Shape For The Bottom Of The Hat
  3. Add Sides To The Bottom Fold Of The Hat As Two Curves
  4. Create The Bend For Santa's Hat By drawing Lines That Extend to The Left
  5. Add The Tip Of The Hat By Drawing Two DiagonalLines
  6. Draw The Pom Pom On Santa’s Hat At The Tip As A Circle
  7. Add Shape To The Christmas Hat With Curves Outside The Hat's Sides
  8. Add Faux Fur To The Hat With Curvy Lines Around The Bottom Fold And Ball