Do you wear many hats? Not just figuratively, but literally? If so, which one is your favorite? Is it big or small, functional or fashionable? When do you typically wear it? What does it say about you, and how does it make you feel? This week I invite you to design your own hat! Use your imagination to make something fun or funky, refined or revolutionary!

What You’ll Need:
Colored pencils (optional)

Step 1:
Draw a circle in the center of your paper. Draw a horizontal line across the center and a vertical line down through the center. The vertical line denotes the center of the face, while the vertical one establishes the browline. 

Step 2:
Extend the vertical line down the length of the circle’s radius, making three equal sections. The extend a vertical line down the sides of the circle. In the image, the top horizontal line is the browline, the bottom of the circle is the base of the nose, and the bottom of the vertical line is the base of the chin. 

Step 3:
From the far edges of the browline on each side of the circle, draw a line down that ends a little beyond the nose line. This line can be slightly tapered towards the center. Draw two symmetrical diagonal lines connecting the ones you just drew to the base of the chin. This is the line of the jaw. At this point you can start to envision a head. 

Step 4:
Add some details. To really see the face, it helps to add a hint of a nose, eyes, and lips. Use additional construction lines to help you make each element symmetrical.

Step 5:
Now it’s time to add your hat. The sky is the limit! Note the materials, colors, inspirations, functions…all the fun details! The example hat was inspired by a nose. Anything goes!