How to Draw a Chef Hat

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Learn how to draw a great looking Chef Hat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Chef Hat drawing
Complete Chef Hat drawing

A chef is a trained professional cook, often the director of the kitchen.

Chefs are often recognized by their chef's whites, or traditional uniform. The white signifies the cleanness of the kitchen, as any stains would be readily visible.

The apron and double breasted jacket, which is reversible, help keep the chef's white clothing clean.

The chef's hat, or toque blanche, may be the most recognizable part of his uniform.

The toque is a hat with no brim, dating from the sixteenth century.

The hat serves a practical purpose - preventing any hair from falling into the food - but the height of the hat also indicates the chef's rank.

The many folds of the chef's hat - often one hundred in number - are said to represent the many ways a good chef knows how to prepare an egg.

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In popular culture, chef hats are used to represent fine dining and fancy foods. They are especially indicative of French cuisine.

Would you like to draw a fancy chef's hat?

This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker, and a sheet of paper.

You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

For more easy hat tutorials, see the Cowboy Hat Drawing or Top Hat Drawing.

​Step by Step Instructions for Drawing​ a Chef Hat

How to Draw a Great Looking Chef Hat for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a narrow oval. This will form the opening of the hat.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 02

2. Draw a curved line upward from each end of the oval. These lines form the sides of the hat.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 03

3. Draw a line across the bottom of the hat, parallel to the top of the original oval. This gives the hat a band.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 04

4. Draw a roughly "S" shaped curved line at the top of one of the hat's sides. Connect another curved line and "S" shaped line to the first. This forms the base of the hat's puffy top.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 05

5. Draw branching curved lines between the lines of the previous step and the side of the hat. These lines also form the base of the hat's top, but they do not connect to previously drawn lines.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 6

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 06

6. Draw a curved line from the hat's side, encircling the "S" shaped lines.

Easy Chef Hat Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 07

7. Draw another curved line extending from the opposite side of the hat, looping around to form the top of the hat.

Add More Details to Your Chef Hat Picture - Step 8

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 08

8. Draw a curved, loosely "S" shaped line to enclose the top of the hat, allowing the line to overlap with previously drawn lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Chef Hat Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 09

9. Detail the hat. Draw a curved line inside the original oval, forming the band at the bottom of the hat. Use a series of curved lines to make each of four loops indicating the folds of fabric on the base of the hat. Allow the lines to double back upon themselves.

Color Your Chef Hat Drawing

How to Draw Chef Hat Step 10

10. Color your chef's hat. Such hats are usually white to match the long chef's coat and apron, but they may come in a variety of colors.

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