How to Draw a Beanie

Easy, step by step Beanie drawing tutorial
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Hats have been around since the dawn of humanity. Hats have served many different purposes, from functional to stylish, and have been constructed from various materials.

The beanie, also called a stocking cap, tuque, touque, or toboggan, is a type of knit cap that is usually worn for warmth. It was originally made of wool and favored by outdoor workers such as hunters and fishermen.

A knit cap with a pom-pom on top is known as a bob cap, bobble cap, or bobble hat in Britain. The so-called "Geek-Chic" trend brought this hat from utilitarian obscurity to a fashion-forward item.

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In some places, beanies are associated with high school and college football teams. A number of popular musicians also sport beanies, as well as influencers in the skater and BMX circles. Not surprisingly, the hats are also popular among skiers and those who indulge in other cold-weather outdoor activities.

Would you like to draw a cartoon beanie? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Top Hat, Cowboy Hat, and Chef Hat.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Beanie

Beanie drawing - step 1
How to Draw Beanie: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching the pom-pom, the fuzzy ball on top of the beanie. Sketch the round shape using a series of short, connected, “U” shaped lines.

Beanie drawing - step 2
How to Draw Beanie: Step 2

2. Complete the circular shape of the beanie, creating the outline with connected “U” shaped lines.

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Beanie drawing - step 3
How to Draw Beanie: Step 3

3. Texture the pom-pom. Use “U” shaped lines of various sizes. Notice that the opening of the “U” is always facing the center of the pom-pom.

Beanie drawing - step 4
How to Draw Beanie: Step 4

4. Draw wavy, scalloped lines descending from each side of the pom-pom. You can draw a solid wavy line, or use short, connected wavy lines. This outlines the sides of the hat.

Beanie drawing - step 5
How to Draw Beanie: Step 5

5. Draw a scalloped, wavy line across the top of the hat. This is the top of the first stripe.

Beanie drawing - step 6
How to Draw Beanie: Step 6

6. Draw another scalloped, wavy line across the hat, completing the striped band.

Beanie drawing - step 7
How to Draw Beanie: Step 7

7. Connect the sides of the hat using a series of overlapping curved lines. This begins the band at the base of the hat. Notice that the lines extend past the sides of the hat on each side.

Beanie drawing - step 8
How to Draw Beanie: Step 8

8. Draw the sides of the hatband using curved lines. Then, connect them with a series of overlapping curved lines, completing the hatband.

Beanie drawing - step 9
How to Draw Beanie: Step 9

9. Texture the band with curved lines.

Complete Beanie drawing
How to Draw Beanie: Step 10

Color your cartoon hat. Beanies come in many colors. Some represent the colors of a school or sports team.

Who will wear this comfy hat? Learn how to draw your own cartoon character.

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