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Whether it’s basic text, your brand’s logo, or a loud and colorful piece of art, hats offer a unique canvas for embroidery that can be both functional and trendy. The front of the cap makes for the most natural design location, but hats also offer a lot of room for thinking outside the box and getting creative with different embroidery locations—from the side of your head to the back and beyond.
Our role? Offering you a curated selection of design-ready canvases in a variety of colors, so that your only limiting factor is your imagination. Curious about how we bring your designs to life? Learn more about our process on our Custom Embroidery page.
Hats are a versatile, year-round addition to your ensemble—
with multiple styles and types for a variety of occasions.
The best news? Any hat is game for our embroidery
(okay, maybe not the 10-gallon—but you catch our drift.)
Our Marketing Manager, Lex, wore one of our “Keep it Real” dad hats on a recent trip to Yosemite National Park. Hear from her here (that's a tongue-twister 🤪 ) on why she thinks the dad hat reigns supreme among all other headgear.
Head over to our Custom Embroidery page for inspiration or to get started.
Well, we may be biased, but we think you came to the right place. Have more specific questions about how to get started? Contact us.
We take your beautiful work of art, digitize it, and enter it into our software. From there we optimize the stitching choosing one of two types: Satin stitching (which stitches back and forth only and is used for smaller areas) or fill stitching (in which the stitching direction can be adjusted to compensate for fabric structure and pulling).
Basic visual files like PDF, EPS and JPEG work. If you can send in a vector art file, though, it’s preferred as we can easily manipulate it if adjustments based on threading need to be made.
In practice an embroidered design can have up to 15 colors, but a practical application would be 7 to 8. Even then that’s still a little high—embroidery works best when it's simple and not muddled up by an overly busy design.
While hats may seem easier from the outside because of their smaller size, there are actually some challenges that come from bulk embroidering them.
Due to the nature of machine embroidery, the garment used needs to be flattened to ensure stability and consistent outputs. While certain hat types (like beanies) can easily lay flat, generally any kind of cap cannot be flattened without sustaining some structural damage—which means that the process must be slowed down to avoid any mistakes.
The extra time needed is worth it though, we promise! We want to get the highest quality apparel and embroidery out to you—and tiny adjustments to the process ensures that.
Embroidery designs are typically smaller, but if you want to go big try to keep it in the range of 10 x 10, 11, or 12 inches.
No! Embroidery pricing is based solely on the stitch count and the garment itself. The bigger the design is, the more stitches used. The more stitches used, the higher the price.
For the most part yes! The only exception that comes to mind are hats with hard brims that encompass the whole hat—like a cowboy hat—because they would be too cumbersome to stabilize on the machine, especially since they can’t be flattened like standard hats.
Smaller designs and lettering should not affect the feel of the hat since the backing prevents direct content to the thread while creating stability. Larger designs though have the chance of feeling cumbersome. This is especially so on dad hats or baseball hats since designs are directly on the forehead. Keep this in mind when creating your custom embroidery design!
As we mentioned earlier, hats are a year-round piece to many ensembles. That level of versatility is perfect for showcasing a custom design at its highest level of exposure.
Whether it’s a new set of hats for a little league team, a set of visors for a park’s lifeguards, or an order of beanies for a gaming event, our custom embroidery will bring your design to life.