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How to draw a baseball cap

In this tutorial you will learn an easy method to draw a baseball cap in 3/4 view angle. This evergreen accessory will help you add some sports spirit to your fashion sketches especially if you are designing a casual or athletic wear collection. So grab your pencils and let’s start!

Step 1: Guidelines

Start by drawing your model first. Draw a 3/4 view angle face and leave enough space in front of the model and above her head. Draw 3 vertical guidelines. 2 of them should be framing the head and the third one is right before the ear.

Draewing a baseball cap step 1: draw 3 vertical guidelines
Draw 3 vertical lines

Step 2: Where the hat base lays

To mark where the cap touches the face let’s draw a curved line.  The  curve starts slightly above model’s ear and ends at the head outline – right where the hairline and the forehead meet. Until you reach the  ear vertical line bend the curve downwards. Then go gently up and try to follow the hairline. The line should look simple and graceful.

Draw the baseball cap baseline
Draw the hat base

Step 3: Draw the crown

Next step is to draw a semicircle around the model’s head. Pay attention that the cap outline does not stand directly over the hair. There is some space above the hair. Add the top button of the baseball cap – this is where all the pattern segments join. Use the ear vertical line as a guide to place it properly.

Draw the top of the baseball hat
Draw the top of the hat

Step 4: Find the size of the visor

Erase all the unnecessary line of the hair. Now draw 2 dots at the cap base. The first one is on the ear vertical line. The second one is at the forehead vertical line. The third dot is interesting – it is positioned outside of the model. The distance between 2nd and 3rd dot equals half the distance between 1st and 2nd.

Make sure that the 2nd and the 3rd dots are laying on the same horizontal line.
Draw indications of the cap brim
Add dots indicating the brim size

Step 5: Guidelines for the peak

This is the really tricky part. You will draw a laying down “8” connecting the 3 dots from the previous step. Notice the difference in the sizes of its parts.

Draw the baseball hat brim guideline
Draw a guideline in the shape of laying down “8”

Step 6: Outline the peak

Follow the “8” shape to draw the cap peak. Pay attention to the place where it connects to the base – there should be a short straight line there.

Notice that the left side of the brim is longer than the right side.
Draw the visor brim shape
Outline the visor

 

Step 7: Draw the panels

Draw the panels of the cap and top stitches right next to them. Around the peak there is also the top stitching. At the top of the hat you can also add a small eyelet if you wish to make it look even more realistic.

draw a baseball cap panels and top stitches
Draw the panels and top stitches

Step 8: Add a logo

Time for the fun part – design your logo and put it on the front of the crown. You can erase the whole front  panel to provide a better canvas for the logo or applique the logo over it. Make sure the inside of the brim is in shadow.

add a logo at the front
Add a logo

Hopefully this tutorial really helped you understand how easy and fun drawing a baseball is and inspired you to create more casual outfits. You can combine with cool sporty clothes in denim fabric , sunglasses and add some sneakers to finish the looks in your collection.

how to draw baseball hat illustration by Teya Bozhilova

 

About Teya Bozhilova

Teya is the owner and creator of idrawfashion.com.
She works as a freelance fashion illustrator for established and start up fashion labels.
Always and forever excited to bring creative ideas to life with her colorful fashion sketches and a touch of glamour.
If you are looking to hire a fashion illustrator and create something beautiful together don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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