How to Draw a Fireman's Hat

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A firefighter's hat protects him.
A firefighter's hat protects him. (Image: feu de savane image by Philippe SURMELY from Fotolia.com)

Whether you’re decorating a child’s room or creating your own invitations to a firefighter-themed birthday party, you may need to know how to draw a fireman’s hat. Luckily, drawing your fireman’s hat isn’t complicated; once you have a few geometric base sketches on paper, you can erase overlapping lines and darken your final lines. Do a few practice sketches until you get the feel of things before moving on to where you actually need to draw your firefighter’s helmet.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil

Draw a tall semi-circle lightly on your paper with the rounded edge along the top and the flat edge on the bottom.

Draw a second semi-circle using the same base as the first, but make this semi-circle wider along the base and only half as tall as the first. Center this semi-circle slightly off to the right from the center of your first semi-circle.

Draw a vertical line down the center of your first semi-circle. Draw a second vertical line parallel to the center line that starts on the left side of your first semi-circle.

Draw a horizontal line at both the top and bottom of your parallel lines to connect them and form a rectangle. Draw a triangle on top of the rectangle.

Erase any lines within the rectangle from the semi-circles. Erase the straight line from the base of the triangle, which is also the top of the rectangle. Also erase the lines of the second semi-circle that appear within your first semi-circle.

Darken the remaining lines of your rectangle, triangle and first semi-circle. Draw in detailing such as putting a number in the center of your rectangle, if desired. Darken the line along the bottom of your semi-circles to emphasize and shade the base of the hat.

Tips & Warnings

  • As you work your drawing, remember to press lightly on the initial lines you draw so you don't leave impressions on your paper even after you have erased the lines.
  • Add more detailing to the hat, depending on what you want it to look like, or color it in when you finish with a red crayon or colored pencil.

References

  • Great Group Games; Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor; 2007
  • Painting With Children; Brunhild Muller; 2003
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