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Custom Fitted Caps Just in Time for Back to School

Custom fitted hats are an excellent addition to your store’s back-to-school catalog. Here’s why! 

By Owen Clarke 

It’s time for kids to head back to school, and that means it’s time for back to school shopping and uniforms! Americans spend billions of dollars on back to school shopping, and in 2021, the back to school shopping market reached $37.1 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.

Back to school isn’t just about backpacks and pencil cases though. Custom fitted hats are an excellent way to capitalize on the back to school shopping craze!

custom fitted hat on white table

What is a Custom Fitted Hat?

Fitted hats are pretty simple. They’re hats that are custom-made to FIT your head, so they don’t have an opening in the back the way a snapback does.

Custom fitted hats are like bespoke suits. They’re the most comfortable, high-quality hats available.

Custom Fitted Hats are POPULAR

As a result, it’s no surprise that custom fitted hats are widely popular. As of 2022, the hat industry is a $2.5 billion industry!

According to Complex.com, custom fitted hats have become “must-have collector’s items.” Perhaps this is because custom fitted hats mimic the popular “New Era” hats, made popular by celebrities like Spike Lee, Fat Joe, and Cam’ron. In many ways, a fitted hat is now seen more as a lifestyle and fashion statement than as an athletic hat. Fashion brands such as Supreme, Stüssy, Lordfubu , Highsnobiety, to name a few, all make fitted hats a primary point in their catalogs, and for good reason.

But custom fitted hats aren’t just for fashion. There are a variety of types and uses of fitted custom hats.

Custom Fitted Hats for School Sports Teams

Custom fitted hats are ideal for sports teams to wear off the field or court. With intricate, detailed designs, they’re great for team morale, from D1 college basketball teams to elementary school Little League teams.

Custom Fitted Hats for School Spirit

Obviously, custom fitted hats are also great for “welcome back” school merch. Fitted hats make a great gift for both students and parents, and also are perfect spirit apparel for pep rallies, sporting events, and spirit weeks.

Custom Fitted Hats for Back to School Fashion

Fitted caps are both trendy and popular in 2022, so they’re a great piece of apparel for back to school. Back to school months are also warmer months in many states, so protection from the sun is crucial. Besides, what outfit doesn’t look a little better with a fly piece of headwear to top it off?

How Much Will Custom-Fitted Hats Cost? 

  • Prices start at $22.00 per hat for 50 hats
  • Prices start at $14.56 per hat for 100 hats
  • Prices start at $10.36 per hat for 200 hats 
  • Prices start at $9.08 per hat for 300 hats 
  • Prices start at $8.17 per hat for 500 hats
  • Prices start at $6.26 per hat for 5,000 hats 

Note: Pricing will change based on special options and sizing. The listed pricing above takes into account our current 40% OFF SALE

How Much Can You CUSTOMIZE Your Hat?

Here at The/Studio, you don’t just get to choose the color of your hat and the design on the front. You can customize EVERY single aspect of your hat, from material to bill shape to interior design.

  • STYLE
    • 6 panel
    • 5 panel
    • 5 panel with pinch tuck
  • MATERIAL
    • 100% cotton twill
    • Cotton/poly twill
    • Corduroy
    • Poly mesh
    • Full color printed twill
    • 70% acrylic/30% wool blend
    • Faux suede
    • Faux leather
    • Faux satin
    • Screen-printed twill
  • PROFILE SHAPE
    • Structured
    • Unstructured
    • Foam Structure (without eyelet on front panel)
    • BILL SHAPE
      • Curved
      • Flat
  • EMBROIDERY 
    • 1 location
    • 2 locations
    • 3 locations
    • Unlimited embroidery
  • PACKAGING 
    • Custom patch (separate order – choose between sew by running stitch or sew by satin stitch)
    • Custom Hang tag (separate order)
    • Custom Label (separate order)
  • PROFILE HEIGHT
    • Medium
    • High
    • Low
  • EXTERIOR
    • Eyelet: Woven
    • Top Button: Woven
    • Bill: Custom Stitching
    • Bill: Sandwich
    • Eyelet: Metal
    • Eyelet: None
    • Top Button: Metal
    • Back Panels: Poly Mesh
    • Piping: Custom ColoWashing Effect
  • INTERIOR
    • Sweatband Color: Solid
    • Taping: Solid Color
    • Taping: Custom Printed
    • Sweatband Color: Custom Printed
    • Sweatband: Elastic (Black or White Only)
    • Sweatband: Mesh
  • PRINTING
    • 2 Colors (Screenprinting)
    • Digital (1 pattern on entire cap)
    • 1 Color (Screenprinting)
    • 3 Colors (Screenprinting)
    • Digital (2 patterns on entire cap)

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