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10 Cool Dad Hat Designs

The lowly dad hat is making a big comeback. Don’t miss out on the action! Here are our favorite dad hat designs.

Once notoriously uncool, the much-maligned “dad hat” has risen from the ashes. Now everyone from popstars to fashionistas to movie moguls can be seen confidently sporting these unstructured baseball caps, and limited-edition dad hats are selling for hundreds of dollars at many boutique outlets. Don’t miss out on the dad hat craze! Read on for some of our favorite custom dad hat designs.

History of Dad Hats 

We don’t know the origins of the dad hat, or who wore it first. We do know that the dad hat was often spotted in the 1970s, on the heads of baseball players who probably didn’t know they were starting a trend. Rick Honeycutt and Fred McGriff (both baseball players) wore dad hats regularly at their baseball games, and by the 1990s, dad hats were common among the general public. After that, these hats largely died out but then surged in popularity again in the late 2010s. Today, the dad hat is one of the most popular styles of headwear in the world!

Case in point, you no longer have to be a dad (or even a middle-aged man at all!) to wear a dad hat.

What Constitutes a Dad Hat? 

Dad hats are a type of baseball hat. So, they’re six-panel hats with a curved bill, but they’re unstructured, without the rigid or formed shape that most baseball hats have today. They don’t fit closely to the head in the way that fitted caps do, and they usually feature a small logo or text on the front panels. Dad hats don’t have a front lining and are typically made from canvas or cotton. Closure systems on dad hats can vary, but usually, you’ll either find dad hats making use of Velcro, buckle, or snapback closures. 

Dad Hats in Pop Culture 

Kendall Jenner made the dad hat popular when she wore a Yankees dad hat, but the list goes far beyond Jenner. Other celebrities to make the dad hat popular include Rihanna, Kanye West, Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Hailey Bieber, and Timothée Chalamet, to name just a few.

Need Some Inspo for Your Dad Hat? 

We’ve created thousands of custom dad hats at The/Studio. At the end of the day, the choice of how to design your dad hat is totally up to you, but we do have a bit of experience with what works and what doesn’t. Here are some of our favorite customized dad hat designs: 

10. Hey, avocados are so expensive for a reason!

custom avocado hat

9. Just don’t wear this one to a job interview. 

custom dilf hat

8. Eco-friendly is the way to go, right? 

custom plant daddy hat

7. Nothing says “Take me to your leader!” like a suave dad hat design. 

custom alien dad hat

6. Who doesn’t like a slice of pizza now and then? 

custom pizza dad hat

5. Not much else to say here…

custom nah dad hat

4. Nothing shows off a bit of class like the mighty pink flamingo!

custom flamingo dad hat

3. Hey, pineapples are the ultimate pre-date snack. (If you know, you know.)

custom pineapple dad hat

2. This one isn’t just for Halloween. There’s a reason Casper is one of the most famous cartoon characters of all time! 

custom ghost dad hat

1. Ahh, the classic smiley face. Why not? You can’t go wrong here. 

custom smiley hats

Create a Cool Dad Hat Design With The/Studio 

Now it’s time to get to work on your very own customized dad hat. Don’t have a design in mind? Not to worry. Work with one of our talented designers 100% FREE to whip up a custom dad hat design based on your vision.

When you work with The/Studio on your custom dad hat, you can expect the following: 

  • Competitive pricing 
  • Quick turnaround time 
  • Low minimum quantities 
  • The highest quality on the market
  • A variety of special options to choose from 
  • Branding options to make your dad hats retail ready 
  • Knowledgeable and friendly staff 

So… what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

Create Your Own Dad Hat Today




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