How to Draw a Viking Hat

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How to Draw a Viking Hat
Most people think of Viking helmets as a metal half-sphere with two horns. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Whether celebrating the Minnesota Vikings or your Norse ancestry, completing an artistic school project, or simply doodling for pure enjoyment, drawing a Viking hat is accomplished by combining a few basic shapes. Historically, Viking helmets were not made with horns or wings, according to Dr. Knut Wester of the University of Bergen. However, in modern times, it is common for individuals to think of the most well-known vision of a Viking helmet, including a horn protruding from each side of the protective headgear.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw a 2-inch half circle or a downward-facing letter "C" very lightly in the centre of your paper with a pencil. Connect the two ends of the half circle with a slightly arched line.

  2. 2

    Draw another line inside the half circle approximately 1/4 inch from the slightly arched line that is parallel to that line. This line creates a decorative brim on the helmet.

  3. 3

    Draw a 1/4-inch-tall triangle connected to the rounded section of the helmet pointing toward the top edge of the paper. The bottom straight edge of the triangle is connected to the top of the helmet to create a pointed tip.

  4. 4

    Sketch one curved horn on each side of the helmet, evenly spaced using the triangle tip as a centre point. The horn tips face directly toward the top edge of the paper, similar to a bull.

  5. 5

    Draw one line from the top curve of the helmet beginning at the point where one side of the triangle starts down to the line drawn for the brim. Create another line on the opposite side of the triangle.

  6. 6

    Draw three evenly spaced circles on the vertical decoration from the triangle tip down to the brim and five circles across the horizontal brim.

  7. 7

    Colour the Viking helmet with coloured pencils or use your pencil to darken the drawn pencil lines.

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