How to Draw a Santa Hat

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A Santa suit is the costume of a person portraying the character of Santa Claus. In America, this usually consists of boots, red pants, and a red coat with white fur trim. Another integral part is the Santa hat, also red with white trim.

This design is attributed to the artwork of Thomas Nast, published in the magazine Harper's Weekly. It has also been used prominently in advertising by the Coca Cola Company.

In fact, this advertising may have caused the depiction's popularity to spread in contrast to the more religious attire worn by Saint Nick in Europe.

Later, it became synonymous with Christmas decorations, stories, and media portrayals. Many people also wear Santa hats during the festive season.

The cap is called a nightcap. Men's nightcaps in cold northern Europe were often long and pointed, with a ball on the tip similar in some ways to the modern beanie.

It was long enough to keep the back of the neck warm, much as a scarf does.

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Elves and gnomes were also said to wear this type of cap. One of its most famous wearers was Ebenezer Scrooge, the main character of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, who was visited at bedtime by the Ghosts of Christmas Past.

Would you like to draw a cartoon Santa hat? This easy, step-by-step cartoon Christmas hat drawing tutorial can show you how.

All you will need is a pencil, pen, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper. Make sure you have something with which to color it red!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, and Cartoon Reindeer.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Santa Hat

Santa Hat drawing - step 1
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing two long, overlapping curved lines to sketch the top of the hat.

Santa Hat drawing - step 2
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 2

2. Continue the previous long curved line. Then, draw a long and a short curved line that meet to form a "Y" shape. This outlines the opposite side of the hat.

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Santa Hat drawing - step 3
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 3

3. Draw a series of connected curved lines. This begins the "fur" trim around the hat's opening.

Santa Hat drawing - step 4
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 4

4. Continue to draw the furry texture of the connected curved lines. This should enclose the top of the hat.

Santa Hat drawing - step 5
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 5

5. Continue to draw connected "U" shaped lines, this time outlining the side and beginning the bottom of the trim.

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How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 6

6. Continue to draw the trim using a series of short, connected, curved lines.

Santa Hat drawing - step 7
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 7

7. Continue to draw the series of connected curved lines until the outline of the hat's trim is complete. Then, draw curved lines that meet at gentle points to begin drawing the ball or pom-pom at the tip of the hat.

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How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 8

8. Continue to draw the pom-pom, using a series of connected curved lines.

Santa Hat drawing - step 9
How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 9

9. Completely enclose the pom-pom. Notice how on each side, the furry appendages point in opposite directions.

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How to Draw Santa Hat: Step 10

Color your cartoon Santa hat. Most Christmas hats are red with white trim.

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