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Hat Patch Ideas

 

Patches aren’t just great for jackets and backpacks. You can slap a custom patch on a hat, too! Here are some of our favorite hat patch ideas!

While custom patches are awesome on all sorts of clothes, from jeans to jackets to t-shirts… you can also put patches on hats! Didn’t think of that before? Well, let us show you why you should! 

Why Does Your Hat Need a Custom Patch? 

The answer here is really pretty simple. Hats are hats. Everyone has them, and everyone wears them now and then. So… how do you make your hats stand out from the crowd? Custom patches! Custom-made patches give your hat a one-of-a-kind look, so it immediately becomes a completely unique product. Sure, there are other ways to make custom hats unique, but adding custom patches to a hat is much cheaper in the long run than directly embroidering your hat. Another benefit is that patches can be reused. So, if your hat gets dirty beyond cleaning or damaged beyond repair, you can unsew the patch and simply place it on a new hat! 

Patches also allow you lots of design flexibility. You can try out a variety of different patch textures and styles, such as leather, chenille, bullion, PVC, embroidered, woven, or printed.

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Hat Patch Ideas 

Don’t have a design in mind for your hat patch? Well, that’s what we’re here for 🙂 Here are some hat patch ideas to get you started: 

  • Your brand, organization, or club’s logo (hat patches are great for branding purposes) 
  • A spin on your favorite sport’s team logo 
  • Your favorite saying or phrase 
  • A pop culture reference, such as an iconic image or word from a film, book, song, or TV show 
  • A favorite picture that you want to turn into a patch

These are just a few of our favorite patch ideas for hats, but if you’re really feeling stumped, remember, you’re not alone! You can work with one of our designers (we call them “Creative Specialists”) and have them create a one-of-a-kind design based on your ideas. They’ll help you brainstorm and whip up a patch design that’s perfect for you!

All in One Place…

Now that we’ve explained why the custom patch/custom hat pairing is so awesome, here’s the best news of all… 

At The/Studio, you can create custom patches and custom hats all in a single order!

To do this, use our Create Tool and start with a hat order, and then you’ll be given the option to add on a custom patch. At that point, you can craft the perfect custom patch for your custom hat! Talk about a one-of-a-kind product 🙂 

And like we said before, if creating and designing alone isn’t your thing, you can work with one of our designers for FREE to create both a custom hat order and custom patch order. 

Suggested Design Choices for Your Custom Hat Patch

We’ve made thousands of custom patches, often for hats (and we’ve made a ton of custom hats, too). So basically we’ve seen it all as far as custom patch ideas for hats go.

We recommend a size of 2 to 2.5 inches for hat patches. If you want us to adhere the patch to the hat for you, we will sew it on ourselves if you choose the sew-on backing option. (This is the best backing option for hat patches.) If you’re looking at adding patches to your hat, we recommend making dad hats, trucker hats, or baseball hats. That said… anything goes! The custom hats and patches you make are only limited by your imagination 🙂

Begin Designing Patches for Your Hats Today!

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